White Ribbon Day 2014
Organisations from across Flintshire are joining together on Tuesday 25
November to show their support for an end to violence against women through the
White Ribbon Campaign.
Flintshire County Council members, officers, local residents and partner
agencies will be wearing white ribbons to promote awareness of the campaign,
which aims to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
The campaign www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk invites people to pledge their
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council, and the
White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador for Flintshire said:
Flintshire fully supports the White Ribbon campaign and, through our actions,
we have shown that we are committed to preventing domestic abuse. Violence
against women is never acceptable and we will do everything we can to raise
awareness of the issue.
Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Waste and
Recycling and Leisure, said:
“As a Council we fully support this cause. Wearing a white ribbon is a great
way to show support and is a personal pledge that you will never commit,
condone or keep silent about acts of violence against women.”
Jackie Goundrey, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Co-ordinator at Flintshire
County Council said:
“The UN officially recognises the 25 November as International Day for the
Elimination of Violence Against Women. The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for
a world where women and girls can live free from the fear of violence. Wearing
the ribbon is about challenging the acceptability of violence – by getting men
involved, helping women to break the silence, and encouraging everyone to come
together to build a better world for all.”
For further information please contact the Community Safety Partnership on
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or sexual violence, please contact the
All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 80 10 800.