White Ribbon Day 2019

Monday 25 November is White Ribbon Day and Hyndburn Borough Council will be helping to raise awareness of physical and mental abuse throughout the campaign.

White Ribbon is an international campaign established to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. The campaign works tirelessly to prevent violence against women, undoubtedly saving lives and preventing injuries.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, director of public health, said:

“The White Ribbon Day message is a very important one.

“White Ribbon is about encouraging men never to commit, condone or stay silent about any form of violence or abuse against women and girls. We’d like everyone to pick up a White Ribbon badge at their local library and sign the pledge to help raise awareness of this important issue.

“The campaign this year is focusing particularly on young men aged 14 to 18 and we’d encourage them to come to their local library or visit the White Ribbon website to find out more.”

To show your support for this worthwhile cause, visit the Accrington library to pick up a badge and sign a pledge.

For more information about the White Ribbon campaign visit www.whiteribbon.org.uk.

You can also become an ambassador or champion for the White Ribbon Campaign. Visit www.whiteribbon.org.uk/ambassadors or www.whiteribbon.org.uk/champions to find out more.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse and needs support, contact Lancashire Victim Services via their website or call 0303 323 0085.