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White Ribbon Campaign

20 November 2012

Shrewsbury Town will be supporting the White Ribbon Campaign at MK Dons game.

Shrewsbury Town staff will be supporting the White Ribbon Campaign at tonight's match against MK Dons.

People of Shropshire are all invited to wear a white ribbon in a pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. 

Greenhous Meadow staff will be wearing a white ribbon to show their support this evening.  

Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's head of community development, said: "In support of the 16 days of action for the White Ribbon Campaign starting on November 25, Shropshire Council have invited Shrewsbury Town FC to stand together with other agencies and organisations to support the international campaign to end violence against women.

"The White Ribbon Campaign was created by men for men. It creates the opportunity for men all around the world to take a stand together against the violence committed by men towards women and girls."

The campaign aims to address and change social norms that lead to violent behaviour against women, involve men in prevention activities, increase awareness of the issue, provide services aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence and mobilise entire local communities to end violence against women. 

Martin added: "Shrewsbury Town Football Club have continued their support, raising awareness amongst staff, players and supporters, and making an announcement at tonight's home match about the campaign."

Town goalkeepers Chris Weale and Joe Anyon, along with Martin James, attended a conference at the Greenhous Meadow about the issues of domestic violence and abuse perpetrated especially against woman and girls.

For more information about the campaign, please contact Shropshire Council’s community safety team on 01743 252258 or visitwww.freedomshropshire.org.uk

PICTURED:  Chris Weale, Joe Anyon, Martin James (STFC Community Development Manager) pictured with Joanne Berry, Domestic Abuse Coordinator, Shropshire Council.


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