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White Ribbon Day 2014

26 November 2014

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Supports The White Ribbon Campaign


Why do we need to raise awareness of violence to women and children?

Women's Aid has developed a national campaign where male role models stand up and say that violence against women is unacceptable to send out the message that Real men do not abuse and control women – physically, emotionally, sexually or financially.

What is the Real Man Campaign?

The WRC (White Ribbon Campaign) is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. Each year, men and boys are encouraged to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks, starting on November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.

What does White Ribbon Day stand for?

, the trust’s staff will be out in the community wearing ‘Real Man’ t-shirts to raise awareness and pledge to  never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. White Ribbon Campaign Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are supporting this year’s
  • Every minute in the UK a 999 call is made about domestic abuse
  •    Three women a fortnight die due to domestic abuse (Home Office 2013)
  •   1 in 3 women will experience domestic abuse at some point in their life
  •   The majority of children witness the violence that is occurring, and in 90% of cases they are in the same or next room
  •   In 40 - 70% of cases where women are being abused, the children are also being directly abused themselves
  •   92% of rapists are known to the woman they rape.

Jamie Noble Head of Community commented: “This is a vitally important campaign and one along with partners that we are committed to support. Our staff will be out in the community all week displaying the real man t-shirts. Our delivery staff will also be giving out information about the campaign and ensuring everyone has a greater sense of awareness about White Ribbon. This week we were involved in the Rotherham Standing up to Sexual Exploitation launch and this is another area that we can help support. We are uniquely placed to reach young people, adults and families and there will be more planned activities at future Rotherham United home games to reach the match day audience.”


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