Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South, has joined with Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party and Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, to show support for the White Ribbon Campaign.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the UK arm of a global campaign working to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women. It is an educational organisation which encourages reflection and discussion leading to a personal and collective action amongst men.
Throughout the year, the White Ribbon Campaign encourages men to do educational work in schools, workplaces, and communities, to support local women's groups, and to raise money for organisations that oppose the incidence of Domestic Violence.
White Ribbon Campaign Director, Chris Green, has emphasized the importance of the role that parliamentarians can play in addressing the issue of domestic violence, stating that: "Parliamentarians enter parliament in order to make their community a better place. There is no more important way to do this than by working to eliminate violence against women.”
Lilian Greenwood MP said:
“I am pleased to join with colleagues in support White Ribbon Day and the work the Campaign does with communities across the UK to reduce domestic violence.”
“On average, two women a week in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner – the work done by groups like the White Ribbon Campaign is vital if we are to effectively reduce and eliminate such horrific crimes.”