White Ribbon Day 2023
White Ribbon Day is an international campaign that calls on individuals, communities, and organizations to take a stand against violence targeting women and girls. The white ribbon itself is a symbol of men’s commitment to ending violence against women, with men pledging to be part of the solution to this pervasive problem.
When is White Ribbon Day 2023?
White Ribbon Day is observed on November 25th each year. It marks the beginning of the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” a global campaign that runs until December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
How to Participate in White Ribbon Day 2023?
Participating in White Ribbon Day is a meaningful way to contribute to the global effort to end violence against women and girls. Here are some ways to get involved:
• Wear a White Ribbon: Wear a white ribbon on November 25th to show your commitment to ending violence against women and to raise awareness. The MKDSA committee members will be wearing theirs at our away fixture to Salford.
• Attend Events: Look for local or virtual events, marches, and rallies organized by advocacy groups and organizations working to end gender-based violence.
• Educate Yourself: Learn about the different forms of violence against women, its impact, and the ways you can support survivors and promote gender equality.
• Engage in Conversations: Start conversations with family, friends, and colleagues about the importance of ending violence against women and challenging harmful stereotypes and behaviours.
• Support Organizations: Contribute to organizations and initiatives that provide support and resources to survivors of gender-based violence.
• Pledge Support: Take the White Ribbon pledge to actively oppose and speak out against violence directed at women and girls.
History of White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Day originated in Canada in 1991 when a group of men came together to address the issue of violence against women. Since then, it has evolved into a global movement with activities and events taking place in numerous countries.
White Ribbon Day serves as a powerful reminder that violence against women is not just a women’s issue—it’s a societal issue that requires collective action to address.