The White Ribbon Campaign was founded in 1991 by a group of men committed to ending men’s violence against women through education, discussion, and action. The campaign was founded after fourteen female students were systematically targeted because of their gender and killed by a gunman at the University of Montreal. The initiative now has grown into the largest effort in the world addressing gender violence.
The international campaign was introduced to Massachusetts by Jane Doe, Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence as the ‘Massachusetts White Ribbon Campaign’.
Independence House, in collaboration with the Yarmouth Police Department and the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office brought this international effort to Cape Cod with a White Ribbon Day event held annually, calling on men to stand up in solidarity, wear a white ribbon and take a pledge saying NO to violence against women and girls.
From this day forward, I promise to be part of the solution in ending violence against women...Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Pledge
SAVE THE DATE: CAPE COD WHITE RIBBON DAY IS THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017.
Join men on Cape Cod who have taken the pledge.