White Ribbon campaign

White ribbon campaign

Nationally it is estimated 1.6 million women experience domestic abuse every year and that around 618,000 where women were victims of sexually assaulted. 892,000 women experienced stalking. (ONS)

44% of children in families where domestic abuse is happening were also directly abused and 91% of children were exposed to domestic abuse (Safelives)

In Hull, Humberside Police respond to between 850 and 950 calls for service every month due to domestic abuse.

Between April 2020 and March 2021 Hull DAP, Domestic Abuse Partnership Support Service supported 2492 women and their children.

How to show your support

To support us to raise awareness and tackle domestic abuse locally the city applied for and was successful in gaining White Ribbon City status in February 2015.

Since this time partners agencies from across the city have worked together to raise awareness of abuse to women and girls through white ribbon campaign activities. 

25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls and is also White Ribbon Day and starts 16 days of activism through to 10 December Human Rights Day.  

We encourage all to sign the white ribbon pledge.

Visit the White Ribbon campaign website to sign the pledge

How to become an ambassador

We have recruited a number of male white ribbon ambassadors who aim to raise awareness to as many people as possible through their workplaces and local communities.

If you would like to become an ambassador or nominate someone else to get involved, you can email us on strengthtochange@hullcc.gov.uk

Here you will find a list of useful information to help.