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St Mary’s College marks White Ribbon Day to end men’s violence against women.

25th November 2021

White Ribbon Day is marked around the world is the largest global initiative to end male violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference.

Mr Turner, Vice Principal explains, “This is a real opportunity to get the message out across the whole school community, that male violence against women must end. All men can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist and harassing behaviour when they see it. I want to encourage all men to listen to women and learn to be allies, so that we can end violence against women once and for all.”

More awareness

Head of School, Mrs Stead adds, “To wear a white ribbon is to pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. It is an issue that is very close to my heart, I feel very strongly that this kind of behaviour towards women and girls must never be tolerated. We are building on the #MyPledge campaign at St Mary’s College which began this academic year. Every student planner now has a copy of our 5-point promise, that all students should:

  • Refrain from spreading rumours about others
  • Treat others with empathy and respect
  • Not to do anything which violates the privacy and wellbeing of others
  • Challenge sexist, transphobic or homophobic comments
  • Educate ourselves on gender- based issues and how to beat oppression

At St Mary’s College we will raise awareness of male violence against women and call on all men to take action so that violence against women is prevented before it starts. The White Ribbon Promise

People are invited to wear a White Ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women

Follow White Ribbon UK on twitter: @WhiteRibbon_UK.

Scan the QR code to add your promise to the campaign:

Make Promise Qr Code Sm