Man Enough Campaign Launched - Make the pledge
Man Enough to say No to domestic abuse: Nottinghamshire White Ribbon Campaign
A high profile and year long campaign is being launched on Valentine’s Day by the Nottingham Evening Post. The campaign is being backed by a wide range of partners including Nottingham Forest FC, both Nottingham Universities and local businesses
A dedicated website has been created for the campaign and pledges can be made online, from 14 February 2012, at www.man-enough.org or by texting either “man” or “man enough” to 81400 http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/manenoughwrc
One of the campaign targets is to secure a pledge from 10,000 men in Nottinghamshire “never to commit, condone or remain silent about men’s violence against women”.
The objectives of the campaign are:
- to raise awareness of domestic abuse
- to encourage men to demonstrate positive behaviours and attitudes towards women
- to provide women with support and confidence to report domestic abuse
Nottingham Post will be running regular features and stories to maintain the campaign’s profile and momentum and this will be supplemented by activities and events organised by providers of domestic abuse services.
Nottingham City Council has committed to 1,000 male staff signing the Pledge during 2012
The City Council has agreed that plasma screens in Loxley House, the front page of the Intranet and Internet, Impact and Arrow will all include information about how to sign up to the campaign and make a Pledge.
Events are planned at Loxley House, Eastcroft Depot, Bilborough and Woodthorpe to encourage men to sign the pledge and wear a wrist band showing their support.
Cllr Alex Norris is leading on the campaign and we ask for men to champion the campaign within Nottingham City Council.
3 out of 4 men would never abuse their partners or children
- Domestic violence and abuse is a criminal offence
- Domestic violence costs over 5 million a year to agencies in Nottingham
- Domestic abuse affects the physical, sexual and mental health of survivors, children and perpetrators
The following help lines and websites are available for women and men survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse or for family or friends who would like some information.
Women's Aid Integrated Services 24 hour free phone help line with language line
0808 800 0340 or text phone 0808 800 0341 www.wais.org.uk
Men’s Advice Line for male victims 0808 801 0327 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Respect help for domestic violence perpetrators 0808 802 4040 email@example.com http://www.respectphoneline.org.uk
www.ndvf.org.uk or www.respectnotfear.org.uk for general information about domestic abuse and services available
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