The Council is once again supporting the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as International White Ribbon Day, on Thursday, November 25.
White Ribbon Day is marked around the world and is the largest global initiative to end male violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference.
Each year thousands of people around the world stand up, speak out and say NO to violence against women. All men can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist and harassing behaviour when they see it.
This year marks seven years since Rhondda Cynon Taf Council became the first Local Authority in Wales to be recognised by the White Ribbon campaign for its work to end violence against women.
That support continues to this day thanks to an on-going commitment between the Council and its partners, including South Wales Police, Women's Aid RCT and local housing providers, all working together to provide assistance and support to victims of domestic violence.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud to be a White Ribbon Accredited organisation.
Councillor Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Well-being and Cultural Services, said: “We are once again proud to be supporting International White Ribbon Day to end men’s violence against women. Together we can all make a difference.
“We must all continue to make a stand and challenge the wholly unacceptable acts of domestic violence.
“The International White Ribbon Day campaign raises public awareness and encourages men around the world to recognise the necessity for them to stand up and take responsibility in working towards a future without violence against women.
“We must never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women and I would urge all our residents in Rhondda Cynon Taf to wear your White Ribbon with pride to show your support.
“Domestic violence is something that can affect anyone in our County Borough - at any time of their life, regardless of age, race, religion or gender. We all need to stop and think about what goes on behind closed doors.”
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council also offers support to children affected by domestic violence, works with perpetrators to address their unacceptable behaviour, and most importantly, works to keep victims safe.
Make the White Ribbon Promise
Residents are invited to wear a White Ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women
Please join us as we support this year’s International White Ribbon Day on Wednesday, November 25.
Posted on 23/11/2021