PIPPA & WHITE RIBBON DAY NEWSLETTER
Pippa and the Alliance will be supporting the 2017 White Ribbon Day Campaign.
Southampton will stand united as a City to raise awareness, show global support to never commit or remain silent about men’s violence against women and girls.
There are many different ways you can get involved and support Southampton’s White Ribbon Day Campaign (see below)
Support our city event;
On Monday the 4th of December Southampton will be supporting the international day for the elimination of violence against women and girls by holding a special event.
The event will take place between 12.30pm – 2.30pm at the Guildhall Square (West Marlands Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP) and is open to all.
We would like as many of Southampton City residents to gather in the Guildhall Square between 1.15pm & 1.30pm, to stand united, showing support with our black umbrella display and take part in a photo opportunity.
Southampton’s WRD 17 event will raise awareness, show global support to never commit or remain silent about men’s violence against women and girls.
Limited numbers of umbrellas are available, so please bring your own black umbrella to be part of the event. White Ribbons will be available on the day.
Tweet, Join the mass Tweetathon or Twitter Bomb it’s free, simple and an effective way of showing support. At 11am on the 4th December, let’s stand united with one simple message (below)
Never excuse, commit, or remain silent about male violence against women. #WhiteRibbonDay #WRD17 #Southampton
Wear a White Ribbon, is to pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence. Our message to men is to practice tolerance, respect and kindness, and to stand up against male violence, bullying and sexism in all forms.
Ribbons are available for organisations and businesses (etc.) to raise money through donations (please contact Duncan Reade, information below)
Become an ambassador, Agreeing with the principle is admirable, but not enough. We need men to become Ambassadors and take the message out there; to schools and colleges, workplaces and festivals; we need men to promote awareness of our principles, to recruit other men, to fund-raise, and generally help us change the world for the better.
As a champion, you will reach out to men and boys in your workplace, union, school, etc. You will look out for opportunities to inspire and inform; through presentations, conversations, social media etc. Your role is to encourage men and boys to step up, become active bystanders, and acknowledge that male violence against women is everyone’s issue.
TAKE THE PLEDGE The most important thing you can do to support White Ribbon’s work is take to take our pledge and mean it. Only by standing up and being counted can we hope to end male violence against women. (Link Below)
If you would like any more information please contact Duncan Reade (Pippa Co-ordinator)
Telephone: 02380 216014