Cyngor Gwynedd marks White Ribbon Day on 25 November

Date: 23/11/2022

Cyngor Gwynedd is marking the international awareness day for the campaign to end violence against women and girls for the first time since gaining White Ribbon accreditation.

White Ribbon is a charity which encourages and educates men and boys to bring an end to violence against females. As part of this accreditation, Cyngor Gwynedd has signed up to work towards this goal.

As a local authority, the Council is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of its staff and the wider community, and the principals of the White Ribbon campaign is central to this.

Councillor Menna Jones, Cyngor Gwynedd’s Cabinet Member who is responsible for Human Resources, said: “Cyngor Gwynedd has a good reputation as a good place to work and for having a supportive and friendly atmosphere. By gaining this accreditation, we are showing that we take these matters seriously and are using our influence to make a difference both internally and externally.

“By engaging with men and boys – who are members of staff or service users – we can raise awareness and change the culture around ensuring the safety and dignity of girls.”

This year, White Ribbon Day falls on the opening week of the football World Cup, allowing the campaign to focus on the benefits of coming together in support of a common cause.

For more information about the White Ribbon campaign, visit the website: White Ribbon UK

Photo: Cyngor Gwynedd Cabinet members show their support for the campaign.