White Ribbon-Campaign Switzerland ©
Men and women committed to end violence against women.
Violence against women is probably the most frequent - and usually unpunished - crime on the surface of the planet. In peaceful little Switzerland (only 7,8 million inhabitants) two women are killed each month by their spouse or companion. In February 2009, WWSF launched the White Ribbon - Campaign Switzerland, which aims at preventing and reducing violence against women. On November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - WWSF organizes an annual conference on the theme “Men and women unite to prevent violence against women.”
Conference reports are published on the website www.white-ribbon.ch
Ten things men can do to help prevent male violence against women
Realise that gender violence is a men’s issue that affects the women we care about.
Never remain silent - confront the abusive behaviour of other men.
Understand how our own attitudes and actions may perpetuate sexism and violence - Work towards changing them.
Offer help and support if we suspect a woman is being threatened.
Respect women and treat them as equals.Join up with women who are working to end all forms of gender violence.
Join up with women who are working to and all forms of gender violence.
Speak out against homophobia.
Educate ourselves about masculinity, gender inequality and the root causes of gender violence.
Mentor young men about ways to be men without degrading or abusing women.Refuse to purchase any magazines, videos or music that portrays women in a degrading or violent manner