Pledging to Never Commit, Condone or Remain Silent about Violence Against Women
On 19 May 2017, Glasgow Kelvin College became the first college in Scotland to be awarded White Ribbon status. Staff at the college became involved in the campaign after applying for funding made available by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s North East Health Improvement Team. Staff attended White Ribbon speaker training and then developed lessons for students, who in turn became involved and collected over 800 pledges to never 'commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms.' Barbara Adzajlic, who attended the ceremony for Health Improvement, said, "I am so pleased for the college and want to congratulate them on their achievement. The staff and students have really embraced the campaign and have said that this is only the beginning. I look forward to seeing how they develop this further."
The White Ribbon campaign recognises that most men do not commit violence against women and asks them to get involved in the issue by signing the pledge. To find out more about the campaign and sign the pledge, see: http://www.whiteribbonscotland.org.uk/glasgow
A guideline and training for youthworkers to respond to gender based violence will be available through Health Improvement in 2018. For training on more gender based violence issues, contact email@example.com.