All Men Have a Role in Ending Misogynistic Violence
Graeme has become a local Ambassador for the campaign to get more men speaking out on the issue of violence against women.
The White Ribbon Campaign began in Canada in 1991, following a horrific misogynistic shooting attack at a Montreal college in which 14 women were murdered. In response, a small group of local men got together with the aim of highlighting the motives for the attack and standing against male violence against women and girls.
The campaign has since become a global movement, with representation in over 70 countries, focussed on men raising their voices on the subject of gendered violence and confronting its roots in misogynistic views and sexual entitlement.
Since 2006, following the Involving Men conference in Dundee, White Ribbon Scotland encourages men to sign the pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms.
White Ribbon Ambassadors help to promote the campaign by using their platform to communicate its key messages and encourage others to sign the Pledge. Graeme committed to the role ahead of his attendance at a White Ribbon Scotland reception in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 4th May, where he met with members of the Angus campaign’s steering group.