Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is promoting International White Ribbon Day.
Today, men and boys are being encouraged to wear white ribbons as a symbol of their opposition to violence against women. The 25th of November is also the United Nation’s Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
This year, the Commissioner is attending the White Ribbon event at Medway Police station and will join senior officers in receiving the White Ribbon Certificate from Holby City actor Robert Barrett.
Matthew Scott, who is leading his own inquiry into the level of cases of violence against women and girls in Kent said,
“This International White Ribbon Day, it is more important than ever that all men take a stand against such unacceptable violence directed at women and girls. With high profile cases, which we all know about, and other incidents taking place every day in our communities, all men have to stand up and be counted and even call out this type of crime if you see it occur. We can all help towards to fight against violence against women and girls.”