Men set to do the white thing on 25 November

As a white ribbon authority, St Helens Council will once again support a
national campaign which seeks to eliminate violence against women.

White Ribbon Day, held each year on 25 November, was set up by a group of men who wished to take a stance and make a visible personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

To mark this, St Helens Council will fly the White Ribbon flag above the
town hall and run a number of awareness-raising activities including a
‘walk a mile in her shoes’ event, which will see male representatives from
the council – and partner agencies –sport high heels and take part in a
walk around the town centre– starting from the town hall at 12:15pm.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Housing and Community Safety, Councillor Richard McCauley, said: “Along with our community safety partners, we fully support the aims of the White Ribbon Campaign. We continue to work to identify those who are victims of male violence and strive to ensure we hold perpetrators of violence to account for their actions.”

Meanwhile, white ribbons will be displayed in council buildings, and on
council vehicles.

In partnership with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, two fire engines
will highlight the impactful campaign, with the messages ‘Domestic Abuse
knows no race, religion, gender or age,’ displayed.

Residents, particularly men, are also being encouraged to sign the White
Ribbon pledge to vow never to commit, condone or remain silent about
violence against women.

To sign the pledge, and for more information about the campaign, visit:
www.sthelens.gov.uk/whiteribbon

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence; help is
available. Call the Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) on 01744 743 200

If your behaviour is hurting someone and you want to stop. Contact the
RESPECT helpline on 0808 802 4040.