White Ribbon Re-Accredited

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service show their commitment to ending male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon re-Accredited.

We have taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited.  White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

To show our commitment, our action plans includes, refresher training which will be rolled out to all staff to raise awareness of Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence under the Ask & Act 2015 Welsh Government Legislation.  We will continue to strive to appoint more volunteer ambassadors to carry the message out to more men and continue to raise awareness within the local community.

Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK said,

“Our call to end violence by raising awareness, educating and campaigning to bring about change is greatly strengthened by working together with our White Ribbon accredited organisations. Our partners are able to engage with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls.  We are delighted to continue our partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service as one of our White Ribbon Accredited organisations. Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place”.

Diana Harries, Safeguarding and Firesetter Intervention Officer said:

“Mid & West Wales are very proud to have achieved this accreditation for the second consecutive year and we will continue to support the White Ribbon Campaign.  We have a dedicated Safeguarding Team who support and signpost victims of domestic abuse to local specialist organisations for help and support.”

Individuals can join over 37,000 others who have signed the White Ribbon UK pledge and get more information online at whiteribbon.org.uk.

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