White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Action 2021

White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Action 2021

We believe that everyone has a right to live in a safe place, without fear. We are fighting to end domestic violence and abuse against women, children and men. Domestic violence or abuse is used by someone you know to control or take power over you. This can include physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, emotional and financial abuse.

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. 2021 Theme is Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now! From that day until 10 December are the 16 Days of Action. We have committed our support to raise awareness of these two important campaigns and help people get the support they need.

White Ribbon Day is Thursday 25 November 2021. Each year thousands of people stand up, speak out and say no to violence against women. This year is more important than ever with an increase in violence, harassment and abuse towards women during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can help to raise awareness by:

  • Wearing a white ribbon and showing your support
  • Being active on social media. You can follow the White Ribbon Twitter page and spread the word using #WhiteRibbonDay #MakeThePromise #AllMenCan


Wallasey Town Hall lit up in orange for 'Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!'

Wallasey Town Hall lights up in orange for 'Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!' on the evening of White Ribbon Day (25 November 2021).


16 Days of Action

We are taking action against domestic abuse and violence. From 25 November to 10 December 2021, we will be supporting the 16 Days of Action campaign by sharing every day a blog on domestic abuse.

To find out more about how to spot the signs of domestic violence and abuse, please visit the What is domestic abuse? page.

We provide support and advice

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse you are not alone and we can help. We work with partners and survivors to offer valuable help and support where is it most needed. We want to help those at risk of domestic abuse and provide specialist support and advice to help put a stop to it.

For more information on the domestic violence and abuse support services