Stirling community relaunches campaign to end gender-based violence

Stirling Council, along with partner organizations from the Stirling Gender Based Violence Partnership, have decided to relaunch their local GBV awareness campaign in Scotland, after discussions with White Ribbon Scotland.

Men in the Stirling community are urged to take more action to raise awareness of the renewed campaign to end violence against women and girls.

White Ribbon Scotland recruits volunteer speakers, who are encouraged to advocate for long-term behavior change and will be trained to deliver awareness events within their own communities.

White Ribbon Scotland Campaign Manager Davy Thompson said: “White Ribbon Scotland is proud that Stirling has been the first area in Scotland to achieve White Ribbon status in recognition of the work undertaken to involve more men in combating violence against women and girls. .

“We look forward to a sustained approach exploring the many aspects of what men can do to make a difference.”

Stirling Council reaffirms its personal commitment to the campaign in conjunction with other organizations whose common goal is to eradicate and end gender-based violence against women across Scotland.

Since 2012, Councilor Martin Earl, an elected member within the Stirling community, has been appointed to act as the campaign’s ‘champion’.

“It is a privilege to have been appointed to my position and I will do everything I can to support this vital campaign,” said Cllr Martin Earl.

“I hope people will come forward and help us ensure that Stirling is at the forefront of ending violence against women and girls.”

Cllr Martin Earl continues: “Men must recognize that they have a key role to play in ending violence against women and girls. How we act, speak and react is crucial in ensuring that gender-based violence in all its forms is addressed and ultimately prevented.

Chair of the Stirling GBV Partnership, Jill Stevenson, said: “I am delighted that a number of organizations collaborating through the Stirling GBV Partnership are working with White Ribbon to engage men more actively in our approach to Council scale.

“We know that the majority of gender-based violence is perpetrated by men and so it is clear that solutions to the problem must also involve men.

If you would like to take part in the ‘White Ribbon Campaign’ to end violence against women, please contact Davy Thompson at [email protected]

Featured Image Credit: Stirling Council

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