- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Joyce Watson AM, Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales and The National Federation of Women’s Institutes-Wales are urging groups, organisations and associations across Wales to pledge their support for the Not in My Name campaign.
One in four women in Wales will experience domestic violence at the hands of a partner during their lives, and 150,000 women in Wales will suffer some form of gender-based violence.
Men and boys are encouraged to pledge their support to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence by wearing a white ribbon around White Ribbon Day, 25 November, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.
Male ambassadors are welcomed, and last year the Not in My Name campaign was supported by the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Team, Only Men Aloud, Canoe Wales, NFU Cymru, Farmers’ Union of Wales, the Wales YFC and male voice choirs across Wales.
Encourage your contacts to promote and support this important campaign to help create a culture where violent behaviour towards women and girls is unacceptable.
Ways you can support the campaign:
- Print out the attached poster (A4 or A3 size), preferably in colour, sign a pledge of your support, and ask people to sign it
- Take a photo of people (especially newsworthy people!) signing it, and send it to us at [email protected]
- We are collecting signed posters for a White Ribbon event in November. Either post your signed posters to Joyce Watson AM, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay CF99 1NA by 11 November or scan the signed posters and email them to us at [email protected]
- Send us your short messages of support, which may appear in our web campaign
- Display the attached poster promoting White Ribbon Day
- Organise a photo opportunity wearing white ribbons (make them, or buy from White Ribbon campaign on www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/).
- Organise a candle-lit vigil to raise awareness of the issues
- Let us know what you are doing, so we can promote it in the build up to the campaign
For more information on last year’s campaign click here and here.
To discuss further, please contact Joyce Watson’s office on 029 20898614, or the NFWI-Wales Office on 029 20221712 or [email protected]