This campaign is the first major activity of The Other Half, which is a new alliance
of men and women working together. The campaign supports men to talk openly about
violence. Men need to join with women to help address it. The campaign is supported
by the National Development Plan and Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention
Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. You can join with men and women working
to address violence against women in Ireland in four easy steps.
Joining with men around the world
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the largest effort in the world of men working
to end men's violence against women. The WRC was created by a handful of Canadian
men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of 14 women in Montreal.
They decided that wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men's opposition to
men's violence against women. After only six weeks preparation, as many as 100,000
men across Canada wore a white ribbon. Many others were drawn into discussion and
debate on the issue of men's violence.
www.whiteribbon.ie is an initiative by