Since I wrote about Jackson Katz, I have been thinking about another campaign that is run by men and focuses on what men can do to end violence against women.
The White Ribbon Campaign has grown dramatically since it’s inception and now claims to be the largest movement of men, in the world, working to end violence against women. I’m pretty sure this organization started in Canada! Now they’re in over fifty-five countries. The campaigns and events are led by both men and women, but the focus is on educating men and boys.
If you’ve ever seen someone wearing a white ribbon, it is a kind of personal commitment. This personal aspect is rather cool. It is actually a promise made by a man to “never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls”.
Our book has been a critical, even life-saving, tool for women in abusive relationships with men. Those two words make a lot of difference. And the White Ribbon Campaign sees that difference and is working to make that difference more visible to everyone.
And, I just discovered, they have a blog! Of course they do.