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Governor Charlie Baker

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker declared the 9th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts,

to encourage men throughout the Commonwealth to be part of the solution and to reimagine manhood.

  • View Summary of 2016 Campaign
  • 2016 Press Releases and Media Coverage


    Secretary Daniel Bennett

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015, EOPS Secretary Daniel Bennett presented the Governor's Proclamation

    declaring the 8th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, to encourage men throughout the Commonwealth to take this critically important pledge. Also joining him on the program were representatives from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

  • View Summary of 2015 Campaign
  • 2015 Press Releases and Media Coverage


    Secretary John Polanowicz

    On Thursday, March 6, 2014, EOHHS Secretray John Polanowicz presented the Governor's Proclamation to Debra Robbin of Jane Doe Inc.

    to declare the 7th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts, encouraging men throughout the Commonwealth to take this critically important pledge for themselves, their sisters, their daughters and sons.

  • View Summary of 2014 Campaign
  • 2014 Press Releases and Media Coverage
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    Thank You for a Most Fabulous
    5th Annual
    Massachusetts White Ribbon Day 2012

    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Governor's Proclamation Event,
    Massachusetts State House, Great Hall

    300 people attended our event at the State House, on a wet and cold day in Boston. Speakers were wonderful. Youth Poetry, and College Skits about Manhood were informed and delightful. We all had a great time, and we had cupcakes!

    Thank you to MACY'S Corporation
    Corporate sponsor of 5th Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day.

    Massachusetts White Ribbon Day 2012
    Welcome Message from Massachusetts
    Department of Public Health
    Commissioner John Auerbach

    Wear Your White Ribbons Today!

    Calendar of Events


    Beanpot Tournament is Sponsoring White Ribbon Day: Press Conference was held Monday January 23rd, at the State House in Nurses Hall.

    Beanpot Press Release.

    Beanpot PSA:

    Press Conference Photo:
    press conference photo

    JDI proudly announces co-chairs for the 2012 Campaign:

  • Angelo McClain, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Paulo Pinto, MPA, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
  • The 2012 Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign was officially launched on December 6, 2011 to mark the 22nd anniversary of the massacre of 14 women in Montreal and the 20th anniversary of the international White Ribbon Campaign.

    2012 Launch press release
    2012 Launch press release (Portuguese)

    March 1st Event Flyer:
    (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese),

    Thank you everyone, for such a wonderfully successful Massachusetts White Ribbon Day this past year.

    We held the White Ribbon Day Proclamation Event, at 10am on March 3rd, in Gardner Auditorium followed by the unfurling of a three story banner at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

    Over 350 people, majority men and boys, from a great diversity of communities joined together for a wonderful program.

    Read more about last year's campaign complete with video, photos and reports of this event and the many local activities that took place across the commonwealth.

    2011 Campaign Report

    You too can become involved.

    We're taking our cue from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that speaks to how violence against women is a human rights violation and how these abuses around the world are obstacles to efforts for peace and gender equality in all societies.

    In addition, we link importantly with The United Nations Secretary General’s new campaign UNited to End Violence Against Women, which is celebrated on International Women’s Day, March 8th.

    JDI invites you to sign on as a White Ribbon Day Ambassador and participate in local activities across Massachusetts. You can show your support by encouraging others in your organizations, families, and workplaces to wear a white ribbon, place a poster up at their workplaces, spread the word about the campaign and its aims, organize local events to speak out against violence towards women, and challenge attitudes and behaviors which condone or tolerate violence.

    On this website, you can find out about the history of the White Ribbon Campaign, what this pledge means around the world and how you can get involved, including tool kits for planning local events.

    We also urge you to learn more about sexual assault and domestic violence. You can find information, facts and more on the Jane Doe Inc. wesbite.