We are proud to support the White Ribbon UK campaign – to end violence against women and girls.
What is White Ribbon Day?
White Ribbon Day is a widely recognised global movement; in the UK, it is spearheaded by White Ribbon UK, the leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.
White Ribbon Day is 25th November – today!
Penzance Council unanimously voted last November to become a White Ribbon Supporter Organisation to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls.
Our actions so far:
✅ signed up to become a Supporter Organisation
✅ made White Ribbon Day part of the Civic Calendar
✅ encouraged all Councillors and staff to take the pledge
Local events planned:
There are lots of local activities and events you can get involved with over the coming weeks which form part of the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence, which runs from Friday 25th November – Saturday 10th December.
Local events in the Penzance areas have been organised by Penzance 16 Days of Activism 2022 in partnership with the following orgnisations:
- West Cornwall Women’s Aid
- Whole Again Communities CIC
- Hypatia Trust
- The Big Dance Company
- Plastic Free Penzance
- Out of Sink
- Jupiter Gallery
- Newlyn Filmhouse
- Solomon Browne Memorial Hall
- Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes – CFWI
Penzance and Cornwall Councillor Thalia Marrington has also played an integral part and will be hosting a talk on ‘How to get more Women into Politics’ on Thursday 1st December at the Hypatia Trust from 7pm.