White Ribbon Campaign invites males to join the fight against gender-based violence

We Can! Singapore is holding a White Ribbon Champaign and is inviting males of any age who would like to be part of an important and transformative journey to end gender-based violence.

The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls.

We Can! Singapore is gearing up to begin preparations for its White Ribbon Campaign 2016/7, and the campaign will begin sometime between November 2016 to February 2017.

The organising team has put together thought-provoking videos about gender-based violence and a social media campaign, as well as organised a motorbike rally where male volunteers took to the streets to raise awareness about the campaign and distribute white ribbon pins to the public last year.

We Can! is looking for men and boys of all ages to join the organising team for the upcoming campaign to submit ideas and contributions which will drive the upcoming White Ribbon Campaign and bring it to life.

The open invitation from We Can! Singapore wrote, “No experience is necessary, just a heart for social change. (If you enjoy photography, videography, graphic design or are an avid social media user, that would be a bonus.) The organising team will start the planning process sometime in September 2016,”

WE CAN End All Violence Against Women began as a six-year, six-country South Asian campaign in 2004, which are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

We Can! Singapore was launched in January 2013 which made it the 16th country to participate in the global movement against gender violence.

We Can! builds on the belief that change can be achieved when people recognise the problem of violence against women as their own, know that there is a better alternative, and feel empowered to make that change happen.

With tagline Change starts with me, the campaign uses interactive theatre, intimate workshops, and collaborative projects to reach out to individual Change Makers as well as community groups, provoking thought and discussion on the less obvious forms of violence against women.

If you’re interested to join or need more details, please contact Gracia at [email protected].