White Ribbon Campaign

It is an ugly reality of the world we live in, that one in three women, at least, is beaten, forced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner…

Most men are not violent towards women, but many of us ignore the problem, or see it as something which doesn’t have anything to do with us.

Violence against women is utterly deplorable, never excusable, wrong, and, in Islamic teachings, it is sinful. Its victims and their attackers cross every faith, ethnicity and social class, and because of that, so too must the efforts to put a proper stop to it.

The justifications that violent men use, and continue to use, present themselves in different forms, and may even look to find cover in warped ideas they hold about culture, family and religion. But they all come from the same club; they all carry the twisted idea that a woman can be violated because she is a woman. We owe it to one another to root such thinking right out.

Those closest to those justifications, by virtue of one’s gender, ethnicity or religion, and maybe all three, can be more effective in important ways. But we have to make ourselves heard.

The Islamic Society of Britain is supporting the White Ribbon Campaign, a campaign that relies on volunteers, which is unique in that it is aimed at men being seen to take more responsibility in ending violence against women.

To learn more about what you can do, as a man or a woman, to get involved, view a video introduction by Campaign Director Chris Green at http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/videos.

Please do make your personal pledge against violence towards women by visiting  http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/.