Lancashire organisations urged to back white ribbon appeal

Proud: Coun Mein

Proud: Coun Mein

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Lancashire residents and organisations are being asked to back the county’s bid to be the country’s first White Ribbon county.

Today is White Ribbon Day, which marks an international campaign to help stop domestic violence against women.

The campaign encourages men of all ages to take a pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women, and to make their commitment public by wearing a white ribbon for 16 days.

To help make Lancashire the first White Ribbon county, organisations are being called upon to pledge their support.

Leading the way are Lancashire County Council, a number of district councils, Lancashire Police, and the office of the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, who have all committed to become White Ribbon Campaign organisations.

Jennifer Mein, leader of LCC, said: “I’m very proud that we are working towards becoming the first White Ribbon county by encouraging other major organisations in Lancashire to sign up.”

Police Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “Organisations alone cannot bring an end to violence against women – society needs to ensure this behaviour is seen as totally unacceptable.”

See www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk for more information.