We are first Domestic Abuse charity in the UK to receive distinguished White Ribbon Accreditation

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is proud to announce that we are the first Domestic Abuse charity in the UK to receive 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 Partnership Manager, Chris Harris, said: “We’re really proud to be the first specialist Domestic Abuse charity to be recognised with a White Ribbon Accreditation.

“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.  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 we have worked so hard to attain White Ribbon Accreditation.”

“We’ll build on this good news in the lead up to White Ribbon Day on November 25, as we reach out to men and boys across Nottinghamshire to raise awareness of male Violence Against Women and Girls.”

Commitments made by BWP have included the appointment of our first male Trustee and 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: “We are particularly pleased that Broxtowe Women’s Project have joined us.  They are the first Domestic Abuse charity to achieve White Ribbon Accreditation and are building on many years of being active supporters in raising awareness.

“As a domestic abuse charity they will play a really important role in ensuring the voices of women experiencing, and survivors of, domestic abuse are always present in the work of White Ribbon.”

To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male Violence Against Women and Girls.

 

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About us – Broxtowe Women’s Project or call 01773 719 111

For more information on White Ribbon accreditation please visit: White Ribbon UK

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