White Ribbon Campaign UK support increasing
Support for the White Ribbon Campaign UK is growing. Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are the first three premiership teams this year to sign up for support on the UN International Day to End Violence against Women, November 25th. WRC engages with politicians, sports leaders and music venues to spread the word among men as widely as possible.
WRC UK receives no financial support from the UK Government so relies upon subscriptions from towns an dcities which have declared themselves White Ribbon supporters, and donations for the white ribbons, posters,postcards,t-shirts and other merchandise which helps both to spread the word and to keep the organisation running.
We had 8 volunteers in the office working to continue and expand the campaign, and will have our busiest 16 days of action ever .
The visiting Australian Rugby League team is due to have a white ribbon photocall in Early November.
This week we attended the launch of the SAVI bystander programme in Scotland, and hope to develop our own programme based upon this work in th enext few months.