Penzance Council supports the White Ribbon UK campaign – to end violence against women and girls.
At our last Full Council meeting on 1st November 2021, Councillors unanimously voted to:
- sign up to become a White Ribbon Supporter Organisation
- to make White Ribbon Day part of the Civic Calendar
- to encourage all Councillors and staff to take the pledge
Abuse and violence are a choice and there is no excuse for them. Domestic abuse happens throughout every level of society, regardless of health, wealth and status.
Hear from your Councillors:
These events are part of the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence, which runs from Thursday 25th November – Friday 10th December.
Thursday 25th November – Ending Femicide and Tackling Misogynyn and Violence Against Women and Girls (online event)
How do we break down cultural and societal norms to make real change?
Online event organised by Safer Cornwall
Tuesday 30th November – Planned protests outside Cornwall Council Offices
Protests in support of a motion prioritising ending male violence against women and girls. For more information please visit the 16 Days of Activism Facebook page.
Monday 6th December – Penzance ‘Take Back the Night’ event
People are invited to assemble at Wherrytown Skatepark from 5.15pm, before setting off at 5.30pm to march in solidarity along Penzance Promenade to the Jubilee Pool pedestrian crossing, then up to Chapel Street Methodist Church, where a candlelit vigil will be held on the forecourt.
Men are invited to take part and march in solidarity with this cause to End Violence against Women and Girls.
Please join them in declaring that it is a woman’s right to be able to walk anywhere, at any time, wearing whatever we choose, without fear of being harassed, attacked, raped or murdered.
For dates and further details of local events and actions, please visit the 16 Days of Activism Facebook page.