UNH White Ribbon Campaign
UNH Men are Part of the Solution!
Last year over 1,200 men took the pledge, and we are proud of the efforts made by so many individuals on our campus. This year we hope to reach our goal of 25% of the make population at UNH.
“Never commit, condone, nor remain silent about violence against women”
Take a look at our 2014 UNHWRC video
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, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
During the month of April, The UNH White Ribbon Campaign works towards inspiring men at UNH to “Be Part of the Solution” of helping to end violence against women on campus and throughout their lives. It’s about being part of the conversation towards change in what it means to be a man, offering tips on how men can help end sexual assault and harassment, and asking you to know when to engage and speak out against violence against women.
In 2013, our UNHWRC 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 from the 2013 UNH White Ribbon Campaign.
Violence Against Women Is A Men's Issues
Fact: Statistically men are the primary perpetrators of violence against women.
Fact: Men have the power to 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.
History of the White Ribbon Campaign
In 1989, a gunman killed 14 women students at the University of Montreal and then turned the gun on himself. His suicide note claimed his reason behind the act was because he blamed feminists for his failures in life. In 1991, Canadian male activists started the White Ribbon Campaign in opposition to violence against women and gender inequality and in remembrance of the massacre.
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