Saturday 25 November is White Ribbon Day, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and it is the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

The theme for this year’s White Ribbon Day is #ChangeTheStory for women and girls to live their lives free from the fear of harassment, abuse and violence.

The sad reality is, that the majority of violence against women is perpetrated by men. Whether that is a partner, ex-partner, colleague, or stranger.

The focus of White Ribbon UK is to encourage all men and boys to end violence against women and girls by challenging harmful attitudes and behaviours. Their goal is to empower everyone to challenge ‘seemingly’ harmless attitudes and behaviours.

You can get involved by:

  • making the White Ribbon Promise to never use, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women
  • wear a White Ribbon year-round
  • challenge sexist attitudes and behaviour when you see and hear it

Safer Ealing for Women survey

As part of the council’s continued mission to tackle inequality and crime, a strategy to address male violence against women and girls (MVAWG) was introduced by the council earlier this year with four key priorities, informed by the Safer Ealing for Women listening exercise.

The Safer Ealing for Women listening exercise provided a platform for women and girls in the borough to give their views on enhancing women’s safety. From installing brighter streetlighting to upgrading CCTV cameras, alongside comprehensive violence against women and girls education programmes to young people and front line staff across the borough, the council is actively working to make a safer Ealing for women.

Have your say

This is an ongoing conversation, and the Safer Ealing Partnership is encouraging women and girls to take part in a survey which will help determine the next steps required to make the borough safer for women and girls.

The survey will be open until Sunday 24 December 2023.