SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee
OPEN invite to mark
WHITE RIBBON DAY
Friday 25 November 2016
6 - 8pm, TUC Congress House
Guest Speakers include:
James Chespy – from the White Ribbon Campaign
Hilary Burrage – Socialist Author and Campaigner Against FGM
Diana Holland – Unite AGS with responsibility for Equalities
Let’s end violence towards women and girls, SERTUC is committed to ending violence against women and girls so join us to mark the day when we get together to highlight the issues and work together to end it once and for all. A conservative estimate by the UN states that 35% of women worldwide have experienced violence at the hands of another person and 43% of women in 28 EU states have experienced some form of physiological violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. The ‘Helen/Rob’ storyline in ’The Archers’ has reached millions of people and, via a ‘just giving’ page, has raised over £98,000 for the women’s charity, Refuge. FREE Registration firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7467 1218
The White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls. It was formed by a group of pro-feminist men in London, Ontario in November 1991 as a response to the École Polytechnique massacre of female students by Marc Lépine in 1989.
In 2015 "Domestic violence statistics show that 70% of incidents result in injury and that on average, two women in England and Wales are killed by a partner every week. But what does wearing a white ribbon really mean? It says loud and clear that you will never condone, take part in or remain silent about domestic abuse against women."