City stands up to end male violence against women for White Ribbon Day

A series of activities will take place across the city commencing in early November to highlight the period from November 25th, the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, also known as ‘White Ribbon Day', until December 10thwhich is the United Nations Human Rights Day. Events include a candlelit vigil, marches and pledge days. The flowerbed outside Cardiff Castle will also be specially planted with white blooms to depict the White Ribbon.

Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Elsmore said: "Cardiff aims to not only raise awareness of violence against women but also importantly challenge attitudes and engage men in discussing these issues.

"The city has a longstanding successful track record in responding to domestic abuse and the Council is currently seeking tenders to deliver a range of services accessible to those who need it most.

"In our fourth year of supporting White Ribbon we continue to promote this campaign, encouraging people to wear a white ribbon and make a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in any form."

Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport and Cardiff Council's White Ribbon Champion, Cllr Caro Wild said: "The White Ribbon campaign is the world's largest male led movement to end men's violence against women which sees supporters wearing white ribbons.

I see my role as encouraging men to discuss and challenge the culture that allows such high incidents of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Last month almost 150 men joined theWalk a Mile in Her Shoesevent to show their support and as a White Ribbon ambassador I encourage more men to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Please join us in celebrating White Ribbon day and the 12 days of action that follow."

Every year in the UK more than one million women suffer domestic abuse and more than 360,000 are sexually assaulted. Although abuse against women is disproportionately higher, anyone can be affected by violence and abuse.

Domestic violence statistics show that 70% of incidents result in injury and that on average, two women in England and Wales are killed by a partner every week.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing violence against women, domestic abuse or sexual violence you can seek help and support from the Live Fear Free helpline: 0808 80 10 800 (24hr free confidential helpline) /



Monday 13thNovember.Central Library10.00am - 4.00pm Information Stand, Safeguarding Week

Tuesday 14thNovember.Central Library10.00am - 4.00pm Information Stand, Safeguarding Week

Wednesday 15thNovember.Central Library 10.00am - 4.00pm Information Stand, Safeguarding Week

Cardiff Castle moat. 10.00am - 11.00am White Ribbon Flower Bed planting. Photo opportunity with Councillors and Parks staff.


Velindre Hospital, Drop in session with Live Fear Free. Contact Tina Hitt, 02920 615888 ext 4421

Thursday 16thNovemberCentral Library10.00am - 4.00pm Information Stand, Safeguarding Week

Friday 17thNovemberCentral Library10.00am - 4.00pm Information Stand, Safeguarding Week

Safeguarding Business Unit. Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan RSAB Safeguarding Adults Conference. Contact Tel: 02922330880/ 02922330867

Monday 20thNovemberEntrance of Llandough Hospital 10.00am-4.00pm Information Stand - Safeguarding Week

Tuesday 21stNovemberSenydd11.45am Joyce Watson AM and National Federation of Women's Institutes Wales, by invitation only.

Pierhead Building, 6.30pm Candlelit Vigil - National Federation of Women's Institutes Wales.

Wednesday 22ndNovemberPierhead Building, 10.30am -1.30pm Information Stand at the Hafan Cymru Spectrum Project Conference

Monday 27thNovember.March from Llamau Offices on Cathedral Road to Llandaff Cathedral, 9.30am. Bring your banner to raise awareness.

Llandaff Cathedral 10.45am. Light a candle and Ecumenical Service and speeches.

Landaff Rugby Football Club, Western Avenue. 12.30pm Fundraising Lunch to raise money to support victims of modern day slavery/ Human trafficking. All welcome but please register

Tuesday 28thNovemberEntrance, Llandough Hospital General public White Ribbon Information Stand

Wednesday 29thNovemberUniversity of Wales Hospital White Ribbon Information Stand Concourse.