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What is White Ribbon Day and when did it start?

White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women are celebrated on November 25th



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White Ribbon Day takes place on November 25th and is the start of an awareness campaign that will last just over two weeks.

People around the world are set to celebrate White Ribbon Day onriday (November 25), which coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Awareness Day is the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

The annual campaign runs until International Human Rights Day on December 10 and is supported by the United Nations. He has launched hundreds of events around the world in an effort to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.

Concerns and debates about women’s safety continue, and according to data from World Health Organization One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. new United nations Meanwhile, of the 81,000 women and girls who were intentionally killed last year, 45,000 — about 56%, an average of more than five women and girls per hour — died at the hands of intimate partners or other family members, the study said.

A range of events including marches and vigils – many by the Reclaim the Night movement – will take place over the next two weeks across the UK to highlight the campaign.

What is White Ribbon Day?

The movement began in Ontario, Canada in 1991 in response to the 1989 Polytechnic school massacre of 14 female students at the hands of Marc Lépine. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness about the frequency of male violence against women, with the ribbon symbolizing “the idea of ​​men putting down their guns”. The work of the group, which is active in 60 countries around the world, including the UK, aims to prevent gender-based violence.

As this year’s Awareness Day takes place around the same time as the World Cup, the theme was named #TheGoal, with White Ribbon Day stating: “There is no better time for us to focus on the good things that can come from uniting and supporting one common cause. #TheGoal does just that, bringing men and boys together to think about how they can make a positive difference to achieve equality and safety for women and girls.”

What is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women?

The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of raising awareness of violence against women around the world. History is associated with the 1960 assassinations of the three Mirabal sisters, who were political activists in the Dominican Republic who opposed dictator Rafael Trujillo.

In 1981, feminists in Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated the Day to Combat and Awareness of Violence against Women, and this date was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2000. The UN Secretary-General’s Unite campaign calls on governments to show solidarity with women. Human rights movements and activists.

A series of marches, walks and vigils will take place across the UK over the next two weeks to celebrate the campaign and raise awareness. Those detained from November 25 to December 10 are:

November 25th

  • Rotherham – Night Walk Recovery Meeting at 6pm at Clifton Park Museum
  • Inverness – Get ready for the 6pm Night Parade inalcon Square
  • Milton Keynes – MK Women’s Voice vigil, at MK Rose Campbell Park, 4.30pm
  • Oxford – Get Ready for the Night March, Broad Street, 6.45pm
  • Pontypridd, Cwm Taf White Ribbon Group, candlelight vigil, town center 5.30pm
  • Aberdeen, Night Walk Restoration, St Nicholas Street, 5.30pm
  • Edinburgh, Edinburgh Committee for Safe Equality, candlelight vigil, Compass Meadows, North Meadow Walk, 6pm
  • LONDON – Vigil for Million Women Rise Neverorgotten, suitable for women and girls only, outside Highbury and Islington station, 6pm
  • Stroud – Get Ready for the Night March, Stratford Park 6:30 p.m
  • Northampton – Get Back The Nightmarsh, Co-op Car Park, Barry Road / Wellingborough Road, 6.30pm
  • Tunbridge Wells – Restoration of the Night Walk, from Rusthall to Pantiles, 7.30pm
  • Falkirk – Get ready for the night walk,orth Valley College, 3.30pm

November 26th

  • Liverpool – Vigil Commemoration of the Missing Women of Liverpool, Derby Square, 5.30pm
  • Belfast – Taking Back the Night Walk, Book Square, 6:30pm
  • Colchester – Night Walk Restoration, Site One, Lewes Gardens, 4.45pm
  • Newcastle – Get ready for the Night Parade, Bigg Market, 6pm
  • Peterborough – Get ready for the Silent Night Vigil, Cathedral Square, 6:30pm
  • Derby – Get ready for the Night Parade, the place where St Peters Street, London Road and Osmeston Road meet, 7pm

November 28th

  • Dundee – Get Ready for the Night March, Magdalen Green, 6.30pm

November 30th

  • Manchester – Get ready for the Night March, Owens Park 6:30pm

December 1

  • Perth – Taking Back the Night Walk, St Paul’s Church Square, 5:30pm
  • Exeter – Taking Back the Night Walk, St Sidwell Community Centre, 6pm

Dec 2

  • Reading – Get ready for the Night Walk departing from Queen’s Walk, Oxford Road, 6:30pm

Dec 6

  • Ayr – Get Ready for the Night March, University Street, 5.30pm

December 9th

  • Lancaster – Get Ready for the Night March, Dalton Square, 7 p.m

December 10th

  • Teddington – Torch Walk, Landmark Center for the Arts, 4:30 p.m
  • Tiverton – Get Back the Night March, Creative Hub,ore Street, 7 p.m

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