Mayors Sign The White Ribbon Pledge
November 24, 2012
Mayors throughout New Zealand have taken The Pledge ‘to never commit condone or remain silent about violence towards women’.
- Join our civic leaders and take the pledge by wearing a White Ribbon, or using facebook to show your support.
- Click here to use twibbon to put an overlay on your Facebook profile picture and show your support to all your friends.
- Join the White Ribbon mailing list here.
- Donate to White Ribbon here.
The White Ribbon team appreciates all your support as we work together to end men’s violence towards women. It’s been a fantastic campaign with hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders participating . Now as we celebrate White Ribbon Day on November 25 – let’s not for one moment believe the mission is completed.
This year an average of 14 women will die, while over 3,500 convictions will be recorded against men for assaults on women while one in three women will experience partner violence at some point in their lives.
We must change the attitudes which allow this violence to continue and that means taking action if you know or suspect violence is occurring.
No longer can we say it’s ok when we know that violence taking place. The White Ribbon Pledge asks us ‘to never remain silent’, for silence breeds violence. As men please use your collective voices to make our message heard – that violence against women is not ok, and that we all have a collective responsibility.
This year we’ve asked if you’re ‘man enough’ because we believe that being a man has nothing to do with violence. The White Ribbon kaupapa encourages healthy relationships built on love and respect. We promote these beliefs through our White Ribbon Ambassadors, the White Ribbon Riders and through the support of you the public, whether by attending White Ribbon Events, wearing the ribbon or taking The Pledge.
Thank you for your support, but please don’t let this issue fall off the radar. Please wear your white ribbon not just today, but 365 days a year and live The Pledge.Rob McCann White Ribbon Campaign Manager