We are saddened to see the end of White Ribbon Australia. We hope the communities and partners who have worked with them are able to continue to work towards eliminating male violence against women going forward.
Every year around November 25th thousands of people in the UK bring come together to raise awareness and work towards ending male violence against women.
This year the theme of White Ribbon Day is “Creating a future without male violence against women” and we are focusing on engaging with young men and boys in particular.
The retired cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, who was given a knighthood on 10th September is not the first, and won’t be the last, convicted abuser to be lauded in public. The way in which society seems to be able to dismiss a man’s violence against a woman when set against some achievement, often sporting, is deeply concerning. In the case of Boycott, he was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in 1998, given a 3 month suspended sentence and fined £5,300. He lost an appeal.