The Club will be showing its support to the White Ribbon campaign this Saturday.
Monday 25 November is White Ribbon Day and Medway Council’s `A Better Medway` service are teaming up with Gillingham FC to make a stand against domestic abuse.
Gills will be using Saturday’s home game against Lincoln City to highlight their support for the White Ribbon campaign. Players will be warming up in White Ribbon t-shirts and a bucket collection will also take place alongside other activities.
Wearing a White Ribbon stands for never taking part in, condoning or staying silent about violence against women. White Ribbon Day was founded by a group of men in Canada 17 years ago, who felt that they had to raise awareness and work towards prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG).
The event has now become international. The ribbon isn’t just for White Ribbon Day: from 25 November until 10 December is the White Ribbon Campaign’s 16 Days Of Action, where men are encouraged to wear their white ribbon through this period and pledge their stance on helping stop male violence against women.
A staggering one in three women globally have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Medway’s stance is simple: say no to domestic abuse. There is 24/7 support out there, for anyone who is at risk. Wear a white ribbon – buy one here and stand up to domestic violence. Find out more here
Don’t let domestic abuse win: if you or someone you know has been affected by domestic abuse, Medway Domestic Abuse Service (MDAS Choices) can help; it’s a specialist support service for anyone who is affected by domestic abuse and provides:
- Confidential domestic abuse helpline providing emotional support and advice
- Structured one-to-one support to any victim of domestic abuse
- Inclusion for support groups, such as the Freedom Programme
Domestic abuse affects not just the individual, but their family too. MDAS are also working with schools, the police, Medway’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Medway Hospital to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
Call 0800 9179948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org