UNH White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity and healthy relationships. During the month of April UNH men can take an active role in preventing violence against women. SHARPP sponsored the fourth annual UNH White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) during the month of April. By wearing a white ribbon, men take a personal pledge to:
“NEVER COMMIT, CONDONE, NOR REMAIN SILENT ABOUT
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”
Last year our WRC campaign had a unique goal. With approximately 7,484 men on campus consisting of 6,201 students and 1,283 faculty and staff our goal is to get 1,000 (a little more than 10% of the total population*) men to take the pledge.
Over 1,000 UNH Men took the pledge! (1,053 to be exact!)
Take a look at our video for the 2013 UNH White Ribbon Campaign.
Last year, UNH Police Detective Eric Kulberg joined the campaign by leading an effort to highlight 30 men, one each day during the month of April, who was photographed wearing a white ribbon. Each man was quoted regarding what he plans to do to end sexual violence against women. These profiles were posted on the UNH Police and SHARPP Facebook pages.
In addition, UNH Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach Ewan Seabrook has joined the campaign by coordinating to involve members of the UNH athletics department, staff and student athletics.
Violence Against Women Is A Men's Issues
Fact: Statistically men are the primary perpetrators of violence against women.
Fact: Men can speak out and intervene when male friends, relatives and colleagues insult or abuse women.
Fact: The lives of our partners, friends, sisters and daughters are damaged by violence and abuse.
Fact: Men can help create a culture in which the behavior of abusive men becomes unacceptable.
Can Women Join the White Ribbon Campaign?
The White Ribbon Campaign is only for men. However, women are encouraged to wear the teal Sexual Assault Awareness Month ribbon pin. These can be obtained by visiting/contacting the SHARPP office or at our table in the MUB throughout the month of April.
Take a look at our video from 2012 for the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC).
We asked men at UNH what they would do to end violence against women.
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