Male violence towards women is shockingly prevalent, and we can only change society by promoting a message of respect and tolerance, and leading by example.
White Ribbon UK works to raise awareness about male violence against women by promoting positive masculinity, active bystanders, and encouraging men to become part of the solution.
Amongst our many public sector and community accreditations, we work closely with sports clubs to strengthen our campaign and bring our message to a wider audience. With these accreditations, White Ribbon places an even greater emphasis on endorsement at every level of the club, sending a clear message to players, members and fans that male violence and bullying against women will not be tolerated.
What can accredited clubs achieve?
White Ribbon accredited sports clubs have clear policies and systems in place for reporting, assessing and dealing with incidents of abuse, sexual assault and violence towards women, and foster an environment of reporting and condemning such behaviour as a matter of course. Clear signage and appropriate information is displayed throughout club venues, demonstrating adherence to the White Ribbon pledge.
We encourage accredited clubs to host training sessions for players, members and fans, and demonstrate a commitment to fundraising by holding White Ribbon themed matches and events.
Apply for accreditation
Applying for sports club accreditation with White Ribbon UK is easy. Just download the action plan below; fill it in, then e-mail it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can print it out and send it to us at:
White Ribbon UK
1 New Road
Download Action Plan:
We also have a membership option for smaller sports clubs: