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TOWN SUPPORT THE WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

17 November 2021

Club proud to lend full support to the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence

- Club joins campaign against domestic violence
- Comments from Terriers Together Ambassador Harry Toffolo
- Full details about campaign below

Huddersfield Town are proud to be joining the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence.

The national campaign, White Ribbon, calls on men to pledge to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence towards women and girls.

White Ribbon is the leading charity in seeking to end male violence against women, and attempts to do so by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against domestic violence. On their website, the campaign state:

“We act as a catalyst, encouraging people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour.”

As part of the Club’s support of the White Ribbon campaign, our First Team players took the pledge to end male violence against women, and invited our supporters to join them by doing the same.

Speaking in his role as Terriers Together Ambassador, left-back Harry Toffolo said:

“As a group, we’re proud to support the White Ribbon Campaign and throw our collective weight behind the cause.

“All of the associated facts and statistics regarding domestic violence against women are absolutely appalling, and we can only hope that by giving the campaign a platform within football, we can encourage men to consider their behaviour toward women more carefully and challenge their peers to strive to create a more progressive and understanding attitude toward the issue as a whole.

“While anybody can be a victim of domestic abuse, it is an issue that inarguably affects a disproportionately high number of women and girls, so we as men need to do whatever possible within our power to ensure that those statistics dramatically fall going forwards.”

White Ribbon Day takes place on 25 November 2021 and marks 16 days of action dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.

One in four women will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime. The term ‘domestic abuse’ includes a wide range of behavioural patterns, from physical and sexual violence to psychological, emotional, financial abuse, threatening behaviour, stalking and harassment.

If you are concerned about your own behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner, contact:

Respect Phoneline, 0808 802 4040, www.respectphoneline.org.uk

If you have been a victim of domestic abuse contact:

Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership, 0800 052 7222 (24 hour helpline), www.pdap.co.uk

Information about the support available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse is available from Kirklees Council by CLICKING HERE.


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