White Ribbon Day 2021

What is White Ribbon Day? 

White Ribbon Day is marked around the world and is the largest global initiative to end violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference. This means thinking about their own behaviour, learning from women’s experiences and being prepared to call out sexism, misogyny and harassment when they see it.  

How can you show your support?

On White Ribbon Day, Thursday 25 November, and the 16 days to end violence against women that follow, we're asking Royal Greenwich communities, organisations and workplaces to come together and say ‘no’ to violence against women.  On White Ribbon Day, people are invited to wear a White Ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. 

Take the pledge to help end violence against women today. 


The Council is holding a special event to mark White Ribbon Day 2021, and the 16 days to end violence against women that follow, on Thursday 25 November 5pm-8.30pm, at One Space Kidbrooke. We will be sharing resources, information and a series of brilliant talks from organisations doing incredible work to prevent violence against women, including the Her CentreForward UK and Little Fish Theatre CompanyRegister for your FREE ticket.


6pm-6.05pm: Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy Leader of the Council 

6.05pm: 6.20pm: Stacy Smith, Director of The Her Centre 

6.20-6.45pm: BREAK (25mins) 

6.45-7pm: Suha Al-Khayyat, Artistic Co-Director, Little Fish Theatre Company (talking about the Embrace project) 

7pm-7.15pm: Mary Otuka, Forward UK, speaking about FGM in the UK 

7.15-7.35pm: BREAK (20 mins) 

7.35pm-7.45pm: Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a call to action to fellow men to play a central role in tackling violence against women and girls.  

8pm: Finish 

The University of Greenwich's Women’s Staff Network are hosting a number of events over this period. See their Gender Based Violence webpage for more info.

More information about the Council's work to combat domestic abuse.