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White Ribbon Campaign

Almost half of women experience domestic violence, abuse or stalking at some point in their lifetime. That's why we support the international campaign, White Ribbon, which aims to stamp out violence against women and girls.

White Ribbon Day

Past years

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Most of us see domestic violence and abuse as something that affects other people. The truth is most of us will know someone who is living in an abusive relationship but keeps it hidden. The White Ribbon campaign encourages people living in those relationships to ask for the support they need and the campaign hopes to motivate us all to change the behaviours of those who abuse.

White Ribbon Day

This year we marked White Ribbon day on Friday 24 November by encouraging people to show their support to survivors of domestic abuse. Many people who experience domestic abuse don't tell anyone about their abusive relationship but desperately want someone to ask about what is happening to them. Friends and family of survivors may suspect that abuse is happening but don't know how to broach the subject.

So this year we asked people to send messages of support to survivors of domestic abuse who often suffer in silence, so they can feel reassured that people care and help is available. We also provided simple advice to anyone who suspects that a friend or family member may be experiencing abuse on what to say and how to help.

We displayed the messages on a Christmas tree in the Mall at Civic Centre on Friday 24 November. Staff from Mansfield District Council and Nottinghamshire Women's Aid were on hand to provide advice and information about supporting victims of abuse.

Past years

In 2016 we supported the White Ribbon campaign by raising public awareness in a bid to eradicate domestic violence. We had a stand in Mansfield Market to give information and enable people to sign a pledge to support the campaign. 

As part of our support, we asked people to fill a shoebox with donations of items to help people who have been forced to leave their home after suffering abuse. Suggested items included toiletries. Donations were handed over to local charities including Refuge, NIDAS and Mansfield's accommodation for the homeless.

Our team also held an event in Mansfield Museum where there was the chance to pick up information about domestic violence, talk to the team and gain advice and support. There was also craft activities to keep the children entertained.

Need support?

Need support or advice about domestic violence? Call the 24 hour freephone helpline on 0808 800 0340 or in emergency call 999. More details about where to find support are available on our Domestic violence and abuse web page.


Page last updated: 4 December 2017

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