Join our White Ribbon campaign 2021
This year, BWP have been working incredibly hard to share the White Ribbon message. As the first Domestic Abuse charity in the UK to gain White Ribbon accreditation earlier this year, we want as many men as possible to make the the White Ribbon Promise:
“To never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women” on Thursday 25 November.
You can join us on Thursday 25th at 10am for a virtual coffee morning to hear from Broxtowe Borough Council and speakers, Kerry Scott, Anthea Sully (CEO of White Ribbon UK), the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, Sarah-Louise Edwards from Juno, our White Ribbon Ambassador- Jeff Buck, Carrie McNabb from Equation, and Broxtowe Police & Eastwood Community Football Club.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get joining details.
You can also watch our two White Ribbon Ambassadors Jeff and Vaughan (who is also our first male Trustee) in conversation on Youtube this week.
In this conversation, Vaughan & Jeff discuss how one man, making the White Ribbon promise can make a big difference.
An exhibition of work from survivors of Domestic Abuse helped by BWP was the focus of a slot on the BBC East Midlands Politics Show on Sunday 21 November, as well as receiving high profile visits from White Ribbon Ambassadors and University students.
Geeta Pendse, presenter of the show, visited the exhibition last week, and met and interviewed one of the women whose work is on show, as well as our CEO Colette Byrne, and White Ribbon Ambassador Jeff.
The exhibition of poetry, installation art and photography inspired by the personal experiences of survivors of Domestic Abuse is on show to highlight this month’s White Ribbon campaign. As the first specialist Domestic Abuse charity in the UK to receive White Ribbon Accreditation, through this exhibition we’re hoping to engage with people, especially men and boys to provoke meaningful conversation, so that they take action to change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls.
On Friday 19 November, as part of International Men’s Day, White Ribbon Ambassadors from around the East Midlands, including the Beeston Rotary Club attended the exhibition. While Journalism students from Nottingham Trent University also visited to understand how someone may report on the work, and Domestic Abuse sensitively.
You can visit the exhibition every Thursday to Monday until 3 January 2022. To plan your visit, visit www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk
You can watch the item on the BBC Iplayer for the next 3 weeks, and you can read the accompanying story here. Nottingham domestic abuse charity requests post-pandemic help – BBC News
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