The St Helena Safeguarding Directorate will launch the White Ribbon Campaign this Friday, 25 November 2016. The campaign will run until Friday 2 December.

The United Nations (UN) officially recognises White Ribbon Day on 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where women, men, girls and boys can live free from the fear of violence. Wearing the ribbon is about challenging the acceptability of violence against adults as well as children.

The catchphrase for our campaign on St Helena is: ‘Together We Can End Domestic Violence’. As part of this campaign, a White Ribbon Ceremony will be held at the Mule Yard on Friday 25 November 2016 at 2pm. All are invited to attend.

 Below is a programme for Friday’s ceremony:

2pm – 3pm

  • WelcomeNicolene Adams, Safe Haven Manager
  • White Ribbon Awareness SpeechVictoria Kellet, Probation Officer
  • Survivor LetterLouise Scott, Police CID
  • Lighting of Candles in Memory of Victims of Abuse

(Governor Lisa Phillips, Nicholas Stevens, Adele McMahon)

  • Song by Sophie and Laura O’Keeffe
  • SpeechGovernor Lisa Phillips
  • Symbolic Tying of White RibbonGovernor Lisa Phillips
  • ThanksPaul McGinnety, Acting Director of Safeguarding
  • Closing Information and Invitation to GuestsLindsey Fennema, Older Persons Service Manager

3pm – 4pm

Governor Lisa Phillips, Island school representatives, and members of the White Ribbon Campaign committee will be walking around Jamestown to distribute white ribbons and information leaflets.


21 November 2016


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