White Ribbon Day is the internationally recognised day where men show their year-long commitment to ending violence against women and girls and takes place on 25 November 2023.
Culture change doesn’t happen overnight, but we can end violence against women and girls in our lifetimes. This year, White Ribbon Day is encouraging individuals and organisations to make daily choices and actions so that we #ChangeTheStory for women and girls to live their lives free from the fear of violence.
Violence experienced by women and girls takes many forms. Some behaviours and words may seem ‘harmless’ but normalising them ignores the short and long-term effects on women, and can lead to more extreme violence.
Being allies with women every day shouldn’t be underestimated, even the smallest actions can affect big change.
This starts with challenging the seemingly ‘harmless’ attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate violence for women and girls.
For further information please select the following link White Ribbon Day 2023 — White Ribbon UK
As an employer, you can play an important role in reassuring staff who are experiencing violence or domestic abuse that there is support available, including online support, helplines, refuges and the police.
If you, a family member a friend, or someone you are concerned about has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, you can contact the Live Fear Free Helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for free advice and support or to talk through your options.
Get in touch with Live Fear Free advisors free of charge by phone, online chat, text or email:
- telephone – 0808 80 10 800
- text – 07860077333
- email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- live chat service
For further information on supporting employees at risk of domestic abuse please visit Business Wales