Published: Friday, 25th November 2022
The borough council is, once again, supporting White Ribbon Day. This year by Sharing Commitment to End Men’s Violence against Women and girls.
The Alive Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn will be lit up white in the evening on Friday 25 November to mark White Ribbon Day.
Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said:
“It is important to mark White Ribbon Day and raise awareness.
“I have signed the online promise, and we’ve encouraged staff and councillors to do the same, to make a commitment by making the White Ribbon Promise to never use, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women.”
The promise can be signed online at whiteribbon.org.uk/promise
Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK, shared,
“This year, White Ribbon Day is focusing on the attitudes and behaviours men and boys can adopt to move away from associations to violent and abusive behaviour. “Men and boys are now expecting better from their colleagues, friends, and family to ensure women and girls are safe.
"We are inviting you to wear a White Ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise, never to use, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women.
“This year, White Ribbon Day falls on the same week as the launch of the FIFA men’s World Cup. There is never a better time for us to focus on the good that can come from unifying and supporting one common cause. #TheGoal does just that, it brings men and boys together to think about how they can make a positive difference to achieve equality and safety for women and girls.”
Cllr Dark added:
“This is an opportunity for all our colleagues and partners to stand up to men’s violence against women and girls. Support and advice is available in west Norfolk from organisations including Leeway and Pandora Project.”