As part of an international human rights effort, the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign invites men and boys to be part of the solution in ending violence against women.
On the first Thursday in March, men throughout Massachusetts speak out to:
change societal attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate and make excuses for violence against women!
promote safety and respect in all relationships and situations!
build a network of resounding voices that will support and advance the initiatives and efforts of Jane Doe Inc. and its member organizations to promote the safety, liberty and dignity of survivors!
Follow this link to learn more about the White Ribbon Campaigns around the world.
Our personal pledge for this campaign reflects what we envision
and want to create: Finding a solution to end men's violence against
women. This will take all of us working together, and being part
of the solution means putting the pledge to help into action.
Follow this link to the Ambassador Page to become a White Ribbon Day Ambassador and help us spread this message.
The centerpiece of this campaign are local WRD Proclamation
events held throughout the Commonweath in the week of White Ribbon Day. In addition, we hold a statewide event
at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Please check here in later January to learn more
details about the current year's event.
Follow this link to our Proclamation Kit to find the resources you will need to put on a Proclamation Event.
Funding for this event was made possible (in part) by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement
1VF1/CE002230-01 (Rape Prevention Education, a VAWA program), through
the MA Department of Public Health. The views expressed in written
event materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do
not necessarily reflect the official policies of MDPH or the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of
trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement
by the state or U.S. Governments.