Topic Originator: yvb-par
Date: Fri 2 Dec 19:58
Continuing our work in our community, promoting local charities and good causes, DAFC will be delighted to welcome Fife Violence Against Women Partnership (FVAWP) to offer their support to the 16 days of Activism to End Violence Against Women campaign, which runs from 25th November to 10th December. If you are in the ground for the warm-up tomorrow, this is the reason the players are wearing the white ribbon t-shitrs.
A local programme of events is being pulled together by FVAWP, a group of organisations working together to address Violence Against Women in Fife. The Scottish Government definition of Violence Against Women and girls refers to a range of actions that harm or cause suffering and indignity to women and children. This includes, but is not limited to, rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation, and honour based violence. We know that, although not in all cases, these types of actions are mostly carried out by males. For example, 2020-21 statistics show that 4 out of 5 domestic abuse incidents involve a female victim and a male accused.
Partnering with White Ribbon Scotland, FVAWP wants to raise awareness that most men do not commit violence against women but that all men have a role in ending it. If we all start by making a pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms, that will make a huge difference.
Speaking up about violence is one aspect of Police Scotland’s latest sexual crime prevention campaign – That Guy. It asks men to change their attitudes, language, and behaviours towards women, as well as challenging those of their peers, to help affect a culture change to tackling sexual crime against women.
Can you give us your support?
· Watch and share the That Guy Video - https://youtu.be/sVcu8Hwv8u8
· Wear a white ribbon, available today in the Norie MacCathie stand before the game and at half time.
· Pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.
· Join an online workshop on bystander theory to find out about becoming an active bystander in your community. Led by White Ribbon Scotland on Wednesday 7th December, 6:30pm on Zoom using Meeting ID: 869 3159 5560 Passcode: 020101.
· Look over the programme and book into any of our events that are of interest to you. https://tinyurl.com/3uwcdbry
Share this programme with your family, friends, work circles, and social networks.
Support us on social media. Using #16DaysFife and #WhatNext
Anything you can do will make a difference. Thank you for your help in creating a positive change in Fife.