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2011 White Ribbon Day Event a Huge Success

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


Ambassadors agree to wear the ribbon on White Ribbon Day and recruit 5 to 10 male friends and colleagues to join them in taking the WRD pledge.


Sports Teams Join White Ribbon Day!

Sports Toolkit High School Men's Sports Teams are invited to join Massachusetts White Ribbon Day as White Ribbon Teams. WRD is all about public action projects, and the action project for your sports team is to run banner signing week in your school.

> View Toolkit for High School Sport Teams


Individuals can take the pledge and add their name to the growing number of men in Massachusetts who have joined this campaign. Note: Ambassadors need not do both.



We now have white ribbon pins available for purchase on our site. Join the cause today and purchase pins for your organization.


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:

JDI proudly announces co-chairs for the 2012 Campaign:

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)

Goals and Talking Points

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. website.