White Ribbon: Campaign against Domestic violence and abuse


  1. Overview
  2. What is White Ribbon
  3. Action we will take


South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Homes have received White Ribbon accreditation.

This means that South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Homes will commit to delivering a comprehensive action plan to change the cultures that lead to abuse and violence and promote gender equality across South Tyneside, in line with the Council's priority of supporting vulnerable groups.

What is White Ribbon 

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence.

White Ribbon Day will be recognised around the world on November 25, which is also the start of 16 Days of Action against domestic violence and abuse.

Action we will take

The actions the Council and South Tyneside Homes have pledged to take include:

  • engaging with men and boys to prevent abuse against women and girls
  • recruiting White Ribbon Ambassadors and Champions, who will help to deliver a positive culture

For more information, see White Ribbon.

For more information on Domestic Abuse, see South Tyneside Council: Domestic abuse or South Tyneside Homes: Domestic violence.