The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement to end male violence against women.

It was formed by a group of men in 1991 in Canada responding to the brutal massacre of 14 female students, to send out the message that male violence against women in all its forms, is unacceptable.

In Northern Ireland the White Ribbon Campaign is led by Women’s Aid ABCLN White Ribbon Co-ordinator and encourages groups and individuals to take action by signing the White Ribbon Charter, wearing the White Ribbon Pin Badge and making a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women

Not all men commit violence against women but we ALL have a role in ending it. With one in four women affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime, staying silent is not an option. We aim to create a society where all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.

Join us TODAY and wear a White Ribbon.

Take action TODAY and sign the White Ribbon Charter.

Make a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

White Ribbon Resources:

White Ribbon Pledge Card

White Ribbon Flyer

White Ribbon Charter


White Ribbon Sunday

On Sunday 29th November churches across Northern Ireland join with Women’s Aid ABCLN to take part in White Ribbon Sunday.

Women’s Aid ABCLN White Ribbon Co-ordinator says “On White Ribbon Sunday congregations are invited to join us and wear a White Ribbon.  Take action and make a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”

Read more here.


PSNI Chief Constable Signs the White Ribbon Charter

Chief Constable, Simon Byrne said “Signing the White Ribbon Charter on behalf of the Police Service of Northern Ireland is a great honour for me.  It has provided our organisation with an opportunity to pledge our support to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”

Read more here.


Health Minister Swann Signs White Ribbon Charter

Health Minister, Robin Swann said “Lockdown has been challenging for many families but it will have been even more difficult for those affected by domestic abuse. I would encourage others to sign the White Ribbon Charter and together as a society pledge our support to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”

Read more here.


Department of Justice Signs White Ribbon Charter

Department of Justice Permanent Secretary, Peter May and colleagues welcomed Women’s Aid ABCLN to Castle Buildings, Stormont to sign  the White Ribbon Charter making a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.


Northern Ireland Civil Service Signs White Ribbon Charter

Northern Ireland Civil Service Head, David Sterling, Permanent Secretaries and Board Members  joined with Women’s Aid ABCLN to mark the launch of #16DaysOfAction and sign the White Ribbon Charter making a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Signs White Ribbon Charter

Mayor, Alderman John Smyth said “By signing the White Ribbon Charter, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is committed to providing a safe place for anyone affected by domestic violence to access information and get help safely and confidentially.  As a Safe Employer with Platinum Workplace Charter Status, we are committed to addressing domestic violence and its effects on the workplace and the wider community.”

Read more here.


Larne Football Club Adds White Ribbon To Club Shirts

Football Club is  proud to announce that a new partnership has been agreed with Women’s Aid ABCLN, which will see the White Ribbon displayed on the club’s home and away playing shirts throughout the 2020/21 season, making a very clear commitment that it will not will not tolerate male violence against women.

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Irish Football Association Supports White Ribbon Campaign

Northern Ireland’s football team are proud to support the White Ribbon Campaign taking a stand to end gender-based violence.

Irish FA supports the White Ribbon campaign

We are proud to support the Women's Aid-ABCLN campaign in taking a stand to end gender-based violence 👏🏻 #makethepromise

Posted by The Irish Football Association on Wednesday, 30 October 2019


Larne Football Club Gives Domestic Abuse the Red Card

On International Women’s Day Larne FC became the first football club in Northern Ireland to  sign the White Ribbon Charter pledging to never commit, condone or stay silent about violence against women.

Commercial Director Gavin Clements said “We must stand up and be counted, and challenge the attitudes and behaviours that lead to male violence against women.”

Read more here.


Follow the White Ribbon Campaign on Instagram

You can follow our White Ribbon Campaign on Instagram.

To find out more and join the White Ribbon Campaign you can contact Women’s Aid ABCLN White Ribbon Co-ordinator on 028 25 632136 or email  whiteribbon@womensaidabcln.org  for more details.