Nottinghamshire Domestic Abuse charity receives distinguished White Ribbon Accreditation

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) has progressed their campaigning to end all male violence against women and girls by receiving White Ribbon Accreditation.

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to take action individually, and collectively, and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence against women and girls.

BWP’s Partnerships Manager, Chris Harris, said: “Over the last 20 years we’ve supported thousands of women and children who have survived Domestic Abuse, helping them to become safe and in control of their own lives.

BWP colleagues celebrate their White Ribbon accreditation

“We’ve mostly reached out to female audiences to do so. However, to really effect change, and to reduce the number of families experiencing Domestic Abuse in our county, we knew we would need to extend the conversation further.  Which is why it was so important for us to attain White Ribbon accreditation.

“Starting with our campaign in October 2021 for White Ribbon Day on November 25, we’ll be working hard to raise awareness of male violence against women and girls by reaching out to men and boys across Nottinghamshire.”

Commitments made by BWP have included the appointment of male White Ribbon Ambassadors, proactively engaging male volunteering, improving staff training, policies and procedures, and looking at opportunities to work with different community groups all year around.

Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK said: “Our call to end violence by raising awareness, educating and campaigning to bring about change is greatly strengthened by working together with our White Ribbon accredited organisations.

“Our partners are able to engage with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls.  We are delighted to welcome BWP as one of our White Ribbon Accredited organisations. Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place”.

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.