White Ribbon Day 2023: #ChangeTheStory

North Yorkshire Sport are working with partners in York and North Yorkshire to link community setting, clubs and wider partners to the White Ribbon campaign this year: #ChangeTheStory. White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls. Ensuring community settings, clubs and partners have more awareness and understanding to play a role in ending male violence towards women and girls is part of North Yorkshire Sports wider conversations around being more trauma informed and responsive.

Jane Ratcliffe, Active Communities Manager at North Yorkshire Sport said “Community settings, clubs and partners have such a presence in our local areas, with incredible numbers of regular members coming to take part in their sessions. We are aware of organisations that have seen harmful attitudes or behaviours, and coupled with our work to ensure we as an organisation are more trauma informed and responsive, we have been working with Luke from Active Humber who is not only really knowledgeable and passionate in this area, is also a White Ribbon Ambassador. We have been able to bring the opportunity to increase awareness of this to York and North Yorkshire. White Ribbon’s work to prevent male violence at its root cause and its work is preventative so we wanted to support our grassroots & community settings by giving them the awareness to spot it and confidence to challenge it”.

The sessions will take place on the 5th Dec with one running as an in person opportunity in York and another online.

Book onto either of the sessions using the links below:

York Sports Club – Tuesday 5th December, 13:00 – 15:00: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/become-a-white-ribbon-ambassador-champion-face-to-face-tickets-740137750937

Online session – Tuesday 5th December, 19:00 – 20:30: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/become-a-white-ribbon-ambassador-champion-online-tickets-740275653407

White Ribbon is the UKs leading charity To find out more about White Ribbon, visit their website here: https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/

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