Call to take action to end domestic violence

Wear a white ribbon to join the biggest worldwide call to take action to end domestic violence against women.

Domestic violence can happen to any age group, any gender and any role within a household but women aged 20-39 are most at risk.

The White Ribbon Campaign, which runs for 16 days from 25 November to 10 December 2017, is the largest global effort to stand up to this crime against women.

During the campaign, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, the local council – London Borough of Tower Hamlets - and other NHS and community organisations will be raising awareness of violence against women and girls.

A series of professional and public events are taking place and staff will be wearing white ribbons to show their support.

Sir Sam Everington, Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and a local GP, said: “We fully support the White Ribbon campaign and encourage people in Tower Hamlets as well as local community organisations to sign the White Ribbon pledge to take a stand against domestic abuse. A range of events are taking place across Tower Hamlets throughout the 16 days of action to support the campaign.

“It’s important to get the message across loud and clear that any violence against women or any member of the community is just not acceptable.”

The White Ribbon Campaign offers suggestions given on their website to start taking action and show your support in helping to stop violence against women. You can show your support for the White Ribbon Campaign by visiting their website to make a pledge – www.whiteribbon.org.uk