West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has sponsored a Parliamentary Motion backing the White Ribbon Campaign, which seeks to end violence against women and girls.
With Lancashire County Council already one of 30 local authorities accredited for its work in this area, Rosie has put her name to Hugh Bayley MP’s motion calling on Government to support and work with the campaign.
The White Ribbon Campaign is a worldwide charity devoted to ending violence against women and girls by actively including men in the solution, through condemning and reporting suspected incidents of violence.
This motion calls on Government to work with the campaign to show men that they can, and must, be part of the solution to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls. Another 25 local authorities are already seeking accreditation and the campaign is also working with sports clubs, companies, trade unions and even Primary Care Trusts.
Rosie Cooper MP felt this was a great initiative to back:
“Violence against women and girls must end, right now, no excuses.
“Violence must never be condoned or accepted and particularly that against women and girls who are often most vulnerable.
“The White Ribbon Campaign is an excellent initiative putting men at the heart of stopping this violence and must be recognised and supported.
“I would urge everyone to join me in supporting the campaign and taking their pledge to never commit, condone or ignore violence against women and girls in all its forms.”
Further information on the campaign and how to pledge support can be found at www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk