Safety of women and girls highlighted through White Ribbon Day campaign

Manchester City Council is to mark White Ribbon Day as part of its ongoing commitment to prevent violence against women and girls. 

Established more than 30 years ago, the message of White Ribbon Day is as important as ever in today’s society. 

In the face of violence which women and girls experience the Council is using its position to advocate for their safety and to give a platform to initiatives that will foster positive change. 

On November 25 Council staff, as well as Deputy Leader Councillor Luthfur Rahman, will be running a stall in the Christmas Markets handing out White Ribbons to members of the public, as well as encouraging them to promote the pledge against women’s violence. 

Work will also be taking place across the city, including white-flowering bulbs being planted in the shape of a ribbon in Platt Fields Park, Boggart Hole Clough and Wythenshawe Park. 

A stall will also be set up at Piccadilly Station so that commuters can learn about the significance of the White Ribbon campaign, and other events are planned across community venues in the city to promote the same message. 

For a full list of events happening in Manchester, please visit this link.

Residents are able to find out more about the White Ribbon Campaign, and how they can get involved in ending violence against women and girls by visiting whiteribbon.org.uk 

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Deputy Leader of the Council and White Ribbon Ambassador said: “For too long women and girls in our communities have been the victims of violence. We need to see a cultural shift that educates men and young boys on the harm that misogyny creates, as well as how we can create a future where no woman or girl has to live in fear. 

“I am proud to be an ambassador for the White Ribbon Campaign and I am proud that the Council is stepping up in the fight for women’s safety. Earlier this year we launched our Women’s Night Time Safety Charter and we are continuing to work with our partners across the city to make sure that Manchester is a safe space for women. 

“I would urge residents to back this campaign and wear a White Ribbon with pride this November.” 

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