White Ribbon Campaign 2020

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Published date: 
Tuesday, 17th November 2020

The White Ribbon campaign is an international campaign founded in 2007 and is a global movement encouraging men to play their part in eliminating male violence against women.  It encourages men never to commit, condone or leave unchallenged violence towards women and/or sexist/misogynistic attitudes. 


As part of Oldham’s annual campaign centred on White Ribbon day - 25th November 2020, the following sessions are being offered: 


White Ribbon Two Weeks of Action 

Domestic abuse training offer 

As a White Ribbon organisation, Oldham Council are offering training sessions from 23rd November to 4th December 2020 in relation to ending male violence against women.  

These training sessions include learning about the impact of domestic abuse on children, what constitutes domestic abuse and how best to respond to it and general safety planning. 

Even if domestic violence doesn’t directly affect you, you might be the person someone confides in and with this extra knowledge you will be able to provide essential help and advice.  


Monday, 23rd November 2020, 1.00 – 2.00 pm 

The role of the Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA) 

This webinar will explain the role of the Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors in Oldham and explore how they support high risk victims of domestic abuse within the authority.    


Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 10.00 - 11.30 am 

Domestic Abuse and the Impacts on Children  

This webinar focuses on the range of impacts domestic abuse can have on children and young people and explores the links between domestic abuse and child abuse. 


Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm 

What is Stalking? 

The sessions discuss stalking behaviour, cyber stalking, the differences experienced by young people and adults who are stalked, the typology of stalkers and the ways in which professionals can support victims.  


Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 10.00 – 11.00 am 

Floss and the Boss - Coercive Control and Children  

This webinar introduces a reading resource for primary age children and an accompanying professional guide that examines how coercive control can impact on children and parenting. 


Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 1.00 – 2.00 pm 

Safety Planning 

This webinar will be looking at general safety planning tips and techniques that can be used by anyone to support adults and children who are victims/survivors of domestic abuse 


If you would like to book on any of these webinars please email Karen McMahon, Partnership Support Officer: karen.mcmahon@oldham.gov.uk and provide details of the session/sessions you would like to attend.  All training will be facilitated via Microsoft Teams.