Director's Message

A Message From Debra Robbin


2012 Massachusetts White Ribbon Day

> Download 2012 report.
> View Summary of 2012 Campaign.

2011 White Ribbon Day Event

Governor Patrick

On Thursday, March 3, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick joined Jane Doe Inc. to declare the 4th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, encouraging men throughout the Commonwealth to join him as a White Ribbon Ambassador. Also speaking were Congressman Bill Delahunt, and CEO/President of the Provider's Council, Michael Weekes.

> View media and reports from the 2011 Campaign

2009 White Ribbon Day Event

On Thursday, February 12, 2009, Governor Deval Patrick joined Jane Doe Inc. to declare the 2nd Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, encouraging men throughout the Commonwealth to join him as a White Ribbon Ambassador. Also speaking were Representative Peter Koutoujian, Family Violence Prevention Fund Sr. Program Director Juan Carlos Arean, and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation The Honorable Jarrett Barrios.

> View pictures from the press conference

> Read remarks from JDI’s Executive Director

> Read remarks from JDI’s Men's Initiative Coordinator

2008 White Ribbon Day Event

From students in blazers and sweatshirts to adults in leather jackets and suits, hundreds joined Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Timothy Murray, Boston Mayor Tom Menino and WRD Co-Chairs Former Governor Paul Cellucci and Northeastern University's Athletic Director Peter Roby at the State House on February 14, 2008.

> Download speech by Boston Celtics Forward Leon Powe.

> Download a report about the 2008 Campaign.

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About Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign

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.

Download this Fact Sheet about our Campaign


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.