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Sue Mountstevens pledges support for White Ribbon Campaign

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Photo taken at White Ribbon Campaign Launch

Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens pledges her support for the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC).

The White Ribbon Campaign joins men and women in a pledge to tackle all forms of violence against women. The WRC is the very first male orientated organisation to oppose violence against women.

On 29 November 2012, the Bristol White Ribbon Campaign Launch took place on College Green. Representatives from Bristol Rovers joined men and women across the area to attend the event and Chris Green, the national White Ribbon Campaign Director was the guest speaker.

Speaking ahead of the White Ribbon event at her swearing in oath ceremony, Ms Mountstevens emphasised her priority to address the issue of violence, in particular violence towards women and girls.

“I will work to reduce the harm experienced by victims of violent crime, with a focus on prevention. I want to ensure that all victims including the most vulnerable and in particular women and girls, get the help they need when they need it.”

The WRC Launch event was attended by Ms Mountstevens’ Champion for Violence Against Women and Girls, Alice Jones.

“It was a pleasure to stand alongside men and women of Bristol pledging to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women as well as meet Bristol's White Ribbon Ambassador Paul Welcome and the national Campaign Director Chris Green.”

For more information on the White Ribbon Campaign please visit their website http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/

 

Posted on Thursday 29th November 2012
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