Ulster GAA Makes a Stand Against Domestic Abuse By Signing the White Ribbon Charter
Ulster GAA has joined with Women’s Aid ABCLN to sign the White Ribbon Charter making the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
President of Ulster GAA, Oliver Galligan, said “Domestic abuse has a devastating affect on the victims, and it is important that people are aware of the signs and know how to support or signpost those affected. It is not acceptable to stay silent and Ulster GAA recognise how our platform within sport and local communities can help to raise awareness about the whole area of domestic abuse. We are delighted to sign the White Ribbon Charter and look forward to working with Women’s Aid ABCLN over the coming months and years.”
The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement to end male violence against women and send out the message that male violence against women in all its forms is unacceptable.
Women’s Aid ABCLN White Ribbon Co-ordinator, Tahnee McCorry said “The White Ribbon campaign challenges the attitudes and behaviours that lead to end domestic abuse in all its forms. With one in four women affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime, staying silent is not an option.
“We welcome Ulster GAA’s commitment to stand with us and help create a society where all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.”
The signing took place to mark UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and launch the partnership during 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence which runs from 25th November until 10th December
For more information about the White Ribbon Campaign you can contact Women’s Aid ABCLN White Ribbon Co-ordinator on 028 25 632136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org