Human White Ribbon formed against domestic abuse
A human white ribbon has been formed in Telford in a symbolic campaign to demonstrate the unacceptability of domestic abuse.
Friday 25 November was White Ribbon Day, marked in Telford Town Centre by a gathering of a number of people, including those in high profile public positions, who wrote their own pledge of support for the campaign on white T-shirts before forming the human white ribbon (pictured).
Councillor Rae Evans, Mayor of the borough of Telford and Wrekin told the audience: “The fact that we are now in our third year as a white ribbon town demonstrates the ongoing commitment we all have. I am sure you are aware that supporting domestic abuse, or rather stopping it, is my chosen area of charity work as Mayor and I am proud to be part of such a worthy campaign as this.”
Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Communities, said : “A white ribbon is not just for pledge day. A white ribbon is for all year. As men, we can break out from the narrow definition of manhood. Let’s make a model for younger boys and children, let’s teach them with our words and our actions that being a strong man means respecting women and caring for others.”