In support of the White Ribbon Campaign, Harrow Council is actively participating in White Ribbon Day 2023, observed tomorrow, with this year’s theme being #ChangeTheStory.
The day marks the commencement of 16 days of Activism, a global initiative focused on raising awareness about gender-based violence.
Over the next 16 days, residents across Harrow are encouraged to engage with the campaign in their communities, workplaces, and organisations. The emphasis is not only on learning about the challenges surrounding gender-based violence but also on advocating for change, speaking out, and recognising that everyone, including men, can play a role in ending violence against women.
Councillor Anjana Patel expressed her support for White Ribbon Day, stating, “I’m supporting White Ribbon Day to stop violence against women, which is observed on the 25th November each year. It’s about raising awareness and taking action to prevent violence against women and girls.”
In Harrow, the commitment to preventing gender-based violence against women and girls is evident through several programs providing support and refuge for those experiencing domestic abuse.
As part of the ongoing campaign against Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), Harrow Council has initiated a survey, open to all genders, to identify areas where people may feel vulnerable or have experienced threatening behavior. Residents, workers and students in Harrow are encouraged to share their thoughts on areas that make them feel safe or unsafe.
The feedback will aid officers in understanding the concerns, perceptions, and experiences of women and girls in Harrow, identifying public spaces of concern, determining necessary improvements, and communicating plans to address these issues.
The collected information will also be discussed with the community and partners to ensure a comprehensive understanding. The survey is accessible on MyHarrow Talk.
For more information on the White Ribbon Day campaign or to pledge support, visit the White Ribbon Campaign website. Additional details about organisations in Harrow supporting survivors experiencing domestic abuse can be found on the council’s website.