White Ribbon pledge to end violence against women
Leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council, Cllr Tony Kingsbury, has today set out the council's ambition to end violence against women.
Cllr Kingsbury will be the council's ambassador as it joins organisations across the country in a commitment to achieving White Ribbon Accreditation. By doing so, the council will increase the knowledge and skills of its staff to address all forms of violence against women and help them to carry the message to Welwyn Hatfield's communities.
At the heart of the White Ribbon campaign is a desire to encourage everyone, especially men and boys, to make a promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
Cllr Kingsbury said:
The aims of the White Ribbon campaign are absolutely in line with the significant amount of work we are already doing as a council to tackle domestic abuse. What we are doing today, and in the months and years ahead, can only strengthen our commitment.
Councils that sign up to the White Ribbon campaign are making a pledge to change the culture of their staff and their communities. It means engaging with men and boys to raise awareness of the white ribbon and what it represents, and to make sure women know where they can go for help. It is an absolute honour to be the council's White Ribbon ambassador and take us forward in this important work.