White Ribbon Campaign
Following a meeting today we have agreed to work with Broxtowe Womens Project to run the White Ribbon Campaign this year.
We have agreed that from Monday 18th November until Monday 25th November we will be asking businesses in Stapleford to decorate the windows with the theme of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Judging will take place from the 18th until the 25th when the winners will be announced, there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chosen. Businesses have to tak part every day to be considered.
On Saturday 23rd November Stapleford Town Football Club have agreed to let the morning and afternoon teams wear arm bands which will have a White Ribbon on them to support the Campaign, both Broxtowe Womens Project and ourselves will have a marquee on Hickings Lane Recreation Ground throughout the games and be offering help and support and information to anyone who requires it.
White Ribbon Day is held on November 25th, also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women , and is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. The day is run by the White Ribbon Campaign.
White Ribbon Day has been running for 17 years, and was founded by a group of men in Canada who felt that they had to raise awareness and work towards prevention of violence against women. The White Ribbon Campaign and Day spread through Canada, with hundreds of thousands of people joining the event in the first year, and wearing white ribbons to oppose violence against women
The event then spread beyond Canada, becoming international, and the UK branch of the White Ribbon Campaign was founded in 2004 and has continued to grow since then.