Harlow councillors bid for important domestic abuse accreditation

News / Sun 7th Apr 2024 at 12:40pm

THE LAST Harlow Council meeting of the civic year takes place on Thursday. It is a bit late ass the local elections take place on Thursday May 2nd but that is just a quirk of the calendar.

Labour has proposed a motion regarding the the council becoming White Ribbon Accredited

Here is the motion

Proposed by Councillor Lanie Shears and seconded by Councillor Kay Morrison:

“Harlow Council take violence against women and girls seriously. The Council has recently adopted the women’s safety charter. We are J9 accredited and ensure we have staff who have completed J9 training. These are excellent initiatives but we can do more.

We can go further by becoming a white ribbon accredited organisation. White ribbon accreditation is a nationally recognised Accreditation which applies to a whole organisation and must have the support and commitment of senior leaders.

There are four criteria for becoming White Ribbon Accredited:

Strategic Leadership,

Changing Culture,

Raising Awareness

Engaging with Men and Boys.

White Ribbon work with organisations to develop a three year action plan to demonstrate how they are working to make lasting change.

This Council therefore resolves to continue to work towards eradicating violence against women and girls and as part of that commitment will seek to become White Ribbon Accredited.”

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1 Comment for Harlow councillors bid for important domestic abuse accreditation:

2024-04-09 07:25:05

Why is a national governing recognised accreditation sexist and putting all it's eggs in one basket? Not all DV is men against women. As a man who has been on the receipt of DA and DV this really degrades oneself by disposing of the value of men.

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