Oswestry Town Council is a ‘White Ribbon’ accredited organisation, which is a global initiative whose mission is to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes. It aims to end violence before it starts by changing long established, and harmful, attitudes, systems and behaviours around masculinity that perpetuate gender inequality and men’s violence against women.

White Ribbon Day takes place on the 25th of November and this year everyone is asked to make consistent choices and actions so that we can #ChangeTheStory so that women and girls can live their lives free from the fear of violence and abuse.

Oswestry Town Council is demonstrating its support of White Ribbon Day by hosting a White Ribbon Market Stall by Guildhall on Wednesday 22nd November 10am to 1pm. Representatives from Womens Aid will also be there. People will be invited to wear a White Ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise. There will also be a display in Guildhall reception from Monday 20th November until Monday 27th November with plenty of ribbons and small leaflets, if members of the public would like more information.

Oswestry Town Mayor, Councillor Olly Rose, said “The Council is pleased to have White Ribbon Accreditation. It supports White Ribbon Day and wants to get the message out that male violence against women must end. All men can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist and harassing behaviour when they see it.”

For more information visit the website https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/promise