Please support the UNIFEM Say No to Violence Against Women Campaign

February 11, 2008

UNIFEM’s ‘Say No To Violence Against Women’ campaign has a goal of reaching 100,000 signatures by International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2008.

The United Nations Foundation has offered the campaign $100,000.00 if it reaches this goal, so please ask all your friends, family and colleagues to support this great cause.

Is your signature worth $1.00 to an extremely worthy campaign? We certainly believe so. Please ad your signature to the campaign now. Once you have loaded the page, click on the ‘Add Your Name” box located to the lower left of the screen.

Thanks to White Ribbon Canada for drawing this to our attention.


Rape Crisis Scotland – Legal Conference – Glasgow, 4th March 2008

February 11, 2008

Rape Crisis Scotland will be holding a conference in Glasgow on 4th March 2008.

Entitled “Legal responses to Rape: Redressing the Balance“, the conference will examine the new draft legislation around rape and sexual assault, as well as related subjects such as prosecuting rape, sexual history and character evidence, and independent legal representation for rape complainers.

Speakers will include the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill and Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini.

The full programme and booking form are available here in pdf format.
The booking form is also available here in Word format.

White Ribbon UK Conference – London, 10th March 2008

February 11, 2008


MONDAY 10th MARCH 2008, 10 am – 16.30pm

Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

The White Ribbon Campaign UK is proud to announce an upcoming conference – Engaging Young Men in Combating Violence against Women.

Confirmed Speakers include Johan Jensen – Education Officer at Stonewall, Sandy Bowden – Children’s Services Practitioner at the NSPCC and Sandra Paton of South Ayrshire Women’s Aid.

This conference takes as its focus, sharing best practice on:

  • Direct engagement activities with young men that challenge stereotypes about violence, sexism, homophobia, images and roles within masculinities;
  • Participatory activities that increase awareness and skills around violence against women, sexual health and relationships,
  • Awareness-raising and educational-based activities that encourage reflection and discussion, leading to personal and collective action.

How to book your place and for more information about the day

A late start to 2008

February 11, 2008

I’ve been a bit snowed under with work and other stuff since the 16 Days of Action in November and haven’t made time to write up White Ribbon activities. So apologies all round and a fresh (late) start for 2008. There are a few events coming up early this year, so more details to follow in subsequent posts.