You may have heard that Angus is currently running a campaign to become a ‘White Ribbon’ area. The White Ribbon campaign is a male-led campaign against gender based violence. The campaign recognises that most men do not commit violence against women, but all men have a role to play in ending it.
To become a White Ribbon area, we plan to demonstrate that we are making every effort to spread the messages of the campaign and ask as many people as we can to sign the Angus White Ribbon Pledge:
‘I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms.’
We are delighted to have White Ribbon Scotland join us in March to offer speaker training to those interested in the Angus Campaign. The training will take place via zoom over two half days: Monday 6 March 1pm – 4pm and Friday 10 March 10am – 1pm. You must attend both sessions.
The training will cover:
- an introduction to violence against women
- how to be an ‘active bystander’ and challenge language or behaviour which excuses or encourages violence against women
- how to talk to men about violence against women and give short talks in workplaces or community venues.
We are looking to get as many Angus ‘speakers’ trained up as possible and are looking for people from all council departments, health and emergency services, third sector organisations, community groups, schools and the general public to attend this training and help spread the messages of the campaign throughout Angus communities.
If you can attend, please book your space by emailing ProtectingPeopleAngus@angus.gov.uk