Rotherham United Community Sports Trust proudly supports White Ribbon Day 2022
White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Action
25 November- 10 December 2022
The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls. All men can join the team to end violence against women and girls – that’s #TheGoal. #TheGoal brings men and boys together to think about how they can make a positive difference to achieve equality and safety for women and girls.
This year, White Ribbon Day falls on the same week as the launch of the FIFA men’s World Cup. There is never a better time for us to focus on the good that can come from unifying and supporting one common cause. Before the international break, this campaign will be supported at our fixture against Norwich City, to raise awareness with a number of messages being displayed at the game, Here at the Trust and club we will all join the Rotherham United players to show our support.
Health & Wellbeing Manager, Colan Leung said:
“We have made the decision to support this campaign because we want to send an important message out to our community that men have a responsibility to take action against violence towards women. We know how powerful sport can be and our club has a huge part to play, it is an essential part of being sporting role-models, it influences how the next generation behave, and we need others to do the same.”
“Young men and boys often look up to footballers, seeing them as role models, and this is an important responsibility both on and off the pitch.”
White Ribbon UK do some great work around the country to ensure clubs understand their players high level of responsibility to be positive role-models, that’s why we chose to work with them. We know that clubs need to demonstrate they are doing all they can to create a safe environment, making fans aware of their commitment to changing culture and working towards a future without male violence against women.
Raising awareness such as White Ribbon Day is a significant step in the work we do within the community, through which we promote equality, celebrate diversity and aim to make our culture and environment as inclusive and welcoming of all as possible.
You can find more about this here: www.whiteribbon.org.uk/whiteribbonday22#TheGoal #WRD22