Campaigns to end male violence against women

PM vows to tackle violence against women as outrage grows.

While we teach women to adapt their lives to keep safe, there is little work being done to educate men against chauvinistic attitudes or aggressions that make so many environments hostile for women.

Britain’s prime minister vowed on March 14 to take action to better protect women after a national outpouring of grief and outrage over the death of a woman who went missing after setting out to walk home in London earlier this month.

Boris Johnson also promised several reviews into the policing of a vigil for the woman on March 13 night, after male officers were seen scuffling with and restraining female demonstrators – further souring the national mood.

Sarah Everard was found dead days after she went missing on March 3, police officer Wayne Couzens, 48 was later charged with her kidnap and murder.

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Boris Johnson ‘deeply concerned’ by footage at Sarah Everard vigil.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said she was “more determined” to lead the Met after members of the public urged for her to resign.

The home secretary has commissioned an independent investigation into the force’s decisions, which were taken in the light of Covid restrictions.

Sources said both Priti Patel and the prime minister had confidence in Dame Cressida.

Dame Cressida said she agreed on the need for a “sober review” and defended how officers responded to the “really big crowd”.

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“Quite rightly, as far as I can see, my team felt that this is now an unlawful gathering which poses a considerable risk to people’s health,” she said.

“I don’t think anybody who was not in the operation can actually pass a detailed comment on the rightness and wrongness… This is fiendishly difficult policing.”

She added: “What has happened makes me more determined, not less, to lead my organisation.”

White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon’s mission is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. They act as a catalyst, encouraging people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour.

White Ribbon Ambassadors are male volunteers who engage with other men and boys to call out abusive and sexist behaviour among their friends, colleagues and communities to promote a culture of equality and respect.

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