East Lothian and Midlothian White Ribbon Campaign Engaging men to stand up to violence against women and girls

 

The East and Midlothian Public Protection Office (EMPPO) are very pleased to be working with the White Ribbon Scotland campaign, which involves men in tackling violence against women and girls, in our local 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, 25 November to 10 December, 2018.

EMPPO are hosting our own White Ribbon event:  Engaging men to stand up to violence against women and girls, on 28 November, 5.30-8.30pm, in the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh.  

This event is for men/young men from all walks of life and women who have access to a male audience who would like to understand the issues and get the skills to stand up to violence against women and girls. The event will also give you the opportunity to sign the white ribbon pledge ‘I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms’, to become a local champion and get support on public speaking.

This part of our local primary prevention campaign to deliver the Scottish Government/CoSLA Equally Safe strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

Would you or someone you know like to get involved – could be a colleague, volunteer, 5th/6th year or college/university student, employee …?

Then please sign up for this event at emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk and help us spread the word through your organisation/service and personal contacts. 

For more information please contact Neil Whettam, EMPPO Learning and Development Co-ordinator at East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Office at the email above.