Local social housing provider, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) has announced its pledge to support the White Ribbon campaign which says ‘no’ to violence against women.
On 25 November and the 16 days that follow, bdht will be supporting this campaign by asking employees to wear a white ribbon. A ‘pledge board’ has also been set up at the bdht depot which employees will be invited to sign, to the show their solidarity in taking a stand against abuse.
White Ribbon Day was created in 2020 following the death of Sarah Everard which brought women’s experience of men’s violence to the forefront of everyone’s minds and opened up so many conversations about men taking action and making a stand.
Graeme Anderson, chief executive at bdht, commented: “bdht serves the local community, and as part of our work, unfortunately we see violence and abuse of all kinds. Sharing the message of the White Ribbon campaign with as many people as possible will help raise awareness and help make a change.
“bdht takes a stand against all abuse, and White Ribbon Day is an opportunity to pledge our support.”
bdht is a registered provider of social housing, serving the district of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. The not-for-profit organisation aims to improve the communities in which it is based, working closely with partners, such as the council, police and residents, to provide secure and comfortable accommodation, and safe and happy neighbourhoods. While also undertaking a wide range of activities under contract to others including homelessness, supporting people, extra care and general estate management.
If you or someone you know needs help please call National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247