On Wednesday at full council we, the Labour group, put forward a motion for Dover District Council to adopt the White Ribbon Promise. It is a society set up by men to help end male violence against women. Cllr Kevin Mills proposed it and I seconded. I spoke about my own experiences of casual sexism, specifically from other Councillors (not Labour I hasten to add) and about the loss of my Sister-in-law who might be here now if someone had intervened.
The council adopted it unanimously.
The pledge is this: We ask all men to wear a White Ribbon, and make the Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is a serious declaration and requires thought and consideration before it is made.
I look forward to announcing the council’s full acreditation!
Find out more at www.whiteribbon.org.uk