White Ribbon Day - 25 November
A reminder that 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the White Ribbon has become the symbol for the day.
The White Ribbon Campaign calls on individuals and organisations including - specifically workplaces and universities - to organise events to highlight the importance of speaking out against violence against women, encourages wearing a white ribbon on 25 November and for men to swear an oath:
I SWEAR NEVER TO COMMIT, EXCUSE OR REMAIN SILENT ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. THIS IS MY OATH.
See here for details of the campaign and to register support.
The NTEU National Council in October endorsed a motion to promote White Ribbon Day and to encourage members to swear the oath against violence. National Council also endorsed the substance of the NUS Safe Universities Blueprint dealing with the impact of sexual assault and harassment on women students and their perceptions of safety at universities. NUS is a formal partner to the White Ribbon Campaign