Kelpie walk highlights violence against women campaign

Kelpie walkers

Kelpie walk highlights violence against women campaign

To raise awareness of the 16 Days of Action campaign Forth Valley College hosted a White Ribbon stall and organised a walk to highlight violence against women, also known as gender based violence (GBV).

Monica Medina, FVC’s Diversity Coordinator, said: “Thanks to all who took part in the walk to the Kelpies. FVC is committed to ending gender based violence and there is more activity to come this year and beyond.  In February we will be working in conjunction with Zero Tolerance and photographer Alicia Bruce to host a photo exhibition titled ‘Violence Unseen’, at Stirling Campus to raise even more awareness of this very important issue.”

Here are a few facts about White Ribbon Scotland:

  • The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where women and girls can live free from the fear of violence. Wearing the ribbon is about challenging the acceptability of violence – by getting men involved. It helps women to break the silence, and encourages everyone to come together to build a better world for all
  • In 2004 White Ribbon UK was founded and in 2009 White Ribbon Scotland obtained its first full time employee
  • Their mission is  “men working to end violence against women” 
  • They take pledges that state: I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms

For more information visit: https://www.whiteribbonscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/

 

 

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