AFC Fylde and AFC Fylde Community Foundation are supporting the White Ribbon Day on Saturday 25th November, as part of White Ribbon’s 16 days of action.
The White Ribbon campaign is an annual which engages men and boys to end violence against women and girls.
This year, White Ribbon are encouraging individuals and organisations to make consistent choices and actions to #ChangeTheStory for women and girls, so that they may live their lives free from the fear of violence.
Today is White Ribbon Day, with AFC Fylde and AFC Fylde Community Foundation marking the 16 days of action at our Vanarama National League fixture against Dorking Wanderers at Mill Farm.
Supporters of White Ribbon are asked to promise never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men's violence against women and girls in all its forms.
White Ribbon was initially started by a group of men in Canada in 1991 who were determined to end violence against women. It is now part of a global movement to put a stop to male violence against women and girls.
And everyone at AFC Fylde and AFC Fylde Community Foundation are proud to support White Ribbon.
First-team and academy players, along with management staff have also pledged their backing to the important cause.
Lancashire became the first White Ribbon County in the country in 2017, paving the way for local organisations to unite and support White Ribbon.
Violence experienced by women and girls takes many forms. Some behaviours and words may seem ‘harmless’ but normalising them ignores the short- and long-term effects on women and girls.
#ChangeTheStory is about reversing this narrative. Men can take an active role in stopping violence before it starts by recognising and calling out attitudes and behaviours that are harmful and constitute as violence, and lead to more extreme cases of violence.
The Foundation’s nominated ambassador for White Ribbon is Stan Wharton, who leads the charity’s activities every year.
To find out more about the White Ribbon campaign, please CLICK HERE