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HoW College students pledge support for the White Ribbon Campaign

22 October 2015

HoW College students pledge support for the White Ribbon Campaign

 

For the past three years, the Heart of Worcestershire College have been active partners in the White Ribbon Campaign by planning and supporting events in conjunction with ‘16 Days of Action’. This year is no different as the College aims to make the event even more student focused with the Students’ Union assisting with the organisation and participation of the event.

Commencing on the 25th November and ending on the Human Rights Day on the 10th December, the 16 Days of Action support the White Ribbon Campaign’s work towards ending men’s violence against women; by wearing a white ribbon participates make a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

During the 16 days and as part of the College Health Week campaign, Student Activities Officer Chris Ridings and Students’ Union President James Fuller will be encouraging fellow students to get involved with our college Heel Walk and take part in discussions during the delivery of the College’s healthy relationship tutorial. In addition to these activities the Students’ Union have set a target of securing a further 250 male pledges.

To kick start this year’s college activities the Principal Stuart Laverick, will be attending the 16 Days of Action opening event at the University of Worcester, where the College will proudly receive a supporting plaque for its long term and ongoing commitment to the White Ribbon Campaign.

Speaking about the campaign Student Activities Officer, Chris Ridings, said:

“The White Ribbon Campaign relies on support networks to help with the growth and awareness of their campaigns and the interaction our students have with 16 days of action will help  increase the levels of awareness, as well as educating our young people on issues around domestic abuse and highlighting the support systems that are available” For more information about the College’s involvement with the campaign please contact Chris Ridings cridings@howcollege.ac.uk

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