Our Chief Constable Chris Rowley (pictured right) has made the White Ribbon promise to mark White Ribbon Day (Thursday 25th November).
White Ribbon Day, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, is marked around the world. It is the largest global initiative that works towards ending male violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference.
People are invited to wear a White Ribbon and make the promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
The 25th November starts 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and runs until Human Rights Day on 10th December.
Chief Constable Rowley said: “Making the White Ribbon promise is part of my personal response to the violence against women and girls’ agenda.
“I am committed to ensuring that we are doing everything we can to drive out to this type of violence and I’d like to reassure everyone that violence against women and girls will not be tolerated.
“There is a lot of work to do around this important topic in Lancashire, both within my organisation and in our wider communities. From a Policing viewpoint, we know there are things we can improve on and we’re reviewing what needs to be done to make people feel safer.
“Part of this review includes asking women and girls in the county to take part in the Your Voice Matters survey which aims to understand the experiences of women and girls. I’d encourage as many women and girls to take part as I want to listen to and understand the thoughts and feelings of women and girls in Lancashire.”
The Your Voice Matters survey is available until Friday 10th December. It can be completed by visiting www.lancashire.police.uk/Your-Voice-Matters
To watch Mr. Rowley’s White Ribbon promise, view the video below: