We have officially started our London office! We are located at the Hub, Islington, a supportive environment of like-minded activists. This is an exciting time for the White Ribbon Campaign as we expand our organisation and therefore our impact across England and Wales. This blog is written by the London office to highlight its achievements; please visit www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk for information and news of our work across the country.
This is the first day in the office and we have already achieved a lot. We've attended the Reclaim the Night Rally, taken photos of 80 MPs in Parliament on White Ribbon Day (November 25), and attended the launch of the Young Muslim Offenders Mentoring Programme. We also attended the re-launch of the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence with Comic Relief and the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland. On November 24, we were present for the Government's launch of the new Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy at the Home Office. In this strategy, the Home Office pledges to work with the White Ribbon Campaign "to promote the positive role that all men can play in ending VAWG (violence against women and girls) and build this into our national communication strategy."
With all of this already happening, it's going to be an exciting new year for the White Ribbon Campaign!