Staff urged to stand against violence against women for White Ribbon Day

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Today, 25th November, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – also known as White Ribbon Day.

From now until Sunday 10th November, the Trust is encouraging everybody to take part in the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Whilst the campaign is aimed at men, everyone is invited to sign up or do something to promote it.

Director of People and Culture, Lindsey Stafford-Scott said: “Thanks to all of those who have signed the pledge so far! EEAST recognises that domestic violence can be perpetrated by anyone regardless of gender and support a zero tolerance approach to all forms of violence”.

“The White Ribbon Campaign is a national approach and does not seek to minimise violence against men or violence perpetrated by women against women but instead offers a chance for men to publicly pledge to end male violence against women. EEAST’S AWE (All Women in EEAST) group has called on male colleagues to sign the pledge and we’d love as many people as possible to get involved.”

If you do take part, share your actions on social media or contact If you would like some ideas on what you can do as part of the campaign please visit the White Ribbon Campaign website.

Lindsey also has a limited number of white ribbons available so please contact Taya Cleghorn if you would like one.

You are invited to join AWE and can do so by emailing They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @EEAST_AWE.  

Published 24th November, 2017



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