ONLY MEN & WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER CAN END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.
WomenAid International believes women everywhere
must support male initiatives to end violence against women.
White Ribbon Campaign,
a Unique Initiative of
is the largest
effort, in the world, of men working to end men's violence
against women. Started by Canadian men following a Montreal
massacre of 14 women engineering students, Michael Kaufmann,
campaign co-founder states, “If it were between countries,
we’d call it a war. If it were a disease, we’d call it
an epidemic. If it were an oil spill, we’d call it a disaster.
But it’s happening to women, and it’s just an everyday
affair. It is violence against women. It is sexual
harassment at work and sexual abuse of the young. It is the
beating or the blow that millions of women suffer each and every
day. It is rape at home and on dates. It is
murder.” Men around the world are urged to wear a white
ribbon, or hang a white ribbon from their house, their vehicle,
or at their workplace each year for a week, sometime between
November 25 and December 6.
men participating in the White Ribbon Campaign take as their
common goal the following three personal pledges:
European Parliament has urged the male initiated White
Ribbon Campaign be supported by men in all countries. WomenAid
believes this important male initiative must
be promoted and was pleased to introduce the Campaign into the
Caucasus as part of the 16 Days Campaign 2000 and this year is
building even greater focus around this important male
WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS
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