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White Ribbon campaign

White Ribbon campaign

Nationally it is estimated 1.2 million women experience domestic violence every year and that around 400,000 were victims of sexually assaulted. Each year in Hull around 24,690 women experience domestic abuse. Humberside police respond to between 550 and 650 calls every month. Last year domestic abuse services in the city supported over 2700 women and their children.

The White Ribbon campaign is an educational campaign by men aimed at men. The wearing of a white ribbon is a statement of men's opposition to violence against women. Hull's White Ribbon campaign was launched on Friday 13 February at the Hull FC versus Warrington Wolves rugby league match at the KC Stadium and Hull has also been accredited with the prestigious White Ribbon City award. From Monday 9 March a White Ribbon plaque is on display in The Guildhall entrance.

The agencies involved in the White Ribbon bid and accreditation included Hull City Council, University of Hull, NSPCC, Womens Aid and Preston Road Womens Centre.   

How to show your support

Wearing a white ribbon

Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Whilst the work continues all year round, we urge men (and women) and boys to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks starting on 25 November to mark International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women. Support the campaign and the city by signing the pledge.  

Visit the White Ribbon campaign website to sign the pledge (link opens in a new window)

How to become an ambassador

We have recruited a number of male White Ribbon ambassadors who aim to raise awareness to as many people as possible through their workplaces and local communities.

If you would like to become an ambassador or nominate someone else to get involved you can email us on

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