Bradford: A White Ribbon District

Dear colleagues 1 in 5 children witnesses domestic violence during their childhood. Two women are killed every week by their current or former partner. Could your school help to change behaviours and eradicate male violence towards women in the district...?

White Ribbon is a global  campaign to end male violence against women. It encourages men to take action and to pledge ‘never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence towards women’.

Bradford Council is to be granted 'White Ribbon Local Authority Award' accreditation at a high-profile event on Tuesday 5th December (1.30pm-4.00pm) at the Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.Image containing White Ribbon Pledge

The event is to celebrate the council’s commitment to a two year action plan which seeks to raise awareness – internally and externally – about male violence towards women, and to encourage men and boys to play their part in eradicating such violence. However, as opposed to simply celebrating what we are doing as a Local Authority, our desire is to make Bradford a ‘White Ribbon District’ by also highlighting the commitments made by other employers and individuals as well as seeking support from schools, colleges, businesses, organisations, and faiths from across the district who are not already involved.

Alongside Bradford Council, the key organisations already accredited in Bradford are Bradford CollegeOasis Academy – Lister Park, and West Yorkshire Police. Representatives of all of these organisations will be present as well as volunteer White Ribbon Ambassadors from across the council and the district.

Speakers will include Kersten England - Chief Executive of Bradford Council, Chief Superintendent Scott Bissett, Cllr Abdul Jabar - Portfolio Holder, Chris Green OBE (Founder of White Ribbon UK) and Nazir Afsal OBE (former Chief Crown Prosecutor).

Light refreshments will be provided.

It would be fantastic if the yourself or a senior representative from your school was available to attend - the earlier we engage young men and boys in these issues the more difference we can make.

Please note that places are limited, so to avoid dissapointment please contact me as soon as possible.

 

Many thanks

 

Barry Cusack
Development Officer (Part-time) & White Ribbon Ambassador

Domestic Abuse Team

Bradford Council

 

Tel: 01274 434229 / 07973926047

5th Floor

Sir Henry Mitchell House

4 Manchester Road

Bradford

BD5 0QL


Opportunity

Published: 14/11/2017
Audience: Head Teachers and Heads of Year. Primary and Secondary
Contact: Barry Cusack

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