Wear a White Ribbon and make the promise


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We encourage all men to wear a White Ribbon, and make the Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is a serious declaration and requires thought and consideration before it is made.

Please note: we specifically ask men to make the Promise, however anyone over the age of 14 can take it.

More than 38,000 people have made the Promise online. Join us.

What we do

White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end male violence against women*.

We are the leading charity that is ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence.
Our mission is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. We act as a catalyst, encouraging people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour.

We don’t do this on our own.  Our voice is strengthened by working together with our supporters, ambassadors, champions, organisations and policy makers, to raise awareness, educate and campaign to bring about change. These partners are working with us right across England and Wales engaging with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls. 
Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place.

Make the White Ribbon Promise

White Ribbon Ambassadors are male volunteers who engage with other men and boys to call out abusive and sexist behaviour among their friends, colleagues and communities to promote a culture of equality and respect.

White Ribbon Accreditation programme ensures organisations take a strategic approach to ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys, changing cultures and raising awareness.

The Difference You Make

Through our White Ribbon Ambassadors and Champions, White Ribbon Youth Advocates and many of our supporters the message that men need to take responsibility is taken into workplaces, communities and among families and friends. At the heart of our work is the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. Making the promise is significant, it means men need to have thought about what it means, and it encourages men to think about their own behaviour and that of others.

We raise awareness of violence against women across the country through activities organised by White Ribbon Ambassadors and Champions, our White Ribbon accredited organisations and many others. At the end of 2019 we launched our White Ribbon Youth Advocate programme that encourages people aged 14-19 to think though the issues and learn to be a positive influence among their friends and communities. We speak out on social media and in the press and are active in Westminster working with MPs to bring about political change to support women who are experiencing violence and to promote a more equal society.