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Council pledges support to White Ribbon campaign, aims to make MK “White Ribbon City”

Thursday 25 November 2021

MK Council have announced their aim to make Milton Keynes a “White Ribbon City”, in support of the international “White Ribbon Campaign” to combat violence against women and girls.

The announcement of support was made on White Ribbon Day, a day dedicated to tackling this issue.

Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Minister for Adults, Housing and Healthy Communities commented on the cross party motion she set up to pledge this support, in a statement released today.

She said: “We want to make Milton Keynes a White Ribbon City – a place where abusive behaviour is not tolerated, and women are able to speak out and be heard. We can end men’s violence against women by pledging to never commit, excuse or remain silent. Every woman has experienced violence, abuse, harassment, or misogyny. Every man can be part of the solution by calling out and challenging behaviour wherever they see it.”

Anyone suffering from domestic abuse can call MK ACT on 0344 375 4307. They work with MK Council and offer help to anyone aged 16 or over in Milton Keynes.