On November 25, White Ribbon Day and the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the White Ribbon Campaign arrived in Parliament to photograph MPs wearing white ribbons. Wearing a white ribbon is a pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.We began the day with the Conservative party, taking a group photo as well as individual photos of each MP.
Theresa May, a strong supporter of the White Ribbon Campaign, issued this statement:
We also photographed Liberal Democrat MPs throughout the day, all wearing a white ribbon.
Liberal Democrat MPs on College Green.
White Ribbon Director Chris Green and Advocacy & Policy Officer Kaitlin Bardswich with Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson stopped by as well (see previous post), as did Ikram Butt, White Ribbon ambassador and the first Asian to play rugby for England.