Event Summary: White Ribbon Campaign

This past December marked the first ever White Ribbon Campaign at HSPH.This weeklong event, part of an international campaign geared towards engaging men in ending violence against women (www.whiteribbon.ca), was sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration and the HSPH Women and Health Initiative. Over 100 students, staff, and faculty signed a white ribbon banner, signifying their pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women. A speaker series included Craig Norberg-Bohm (Director of the Men’s Initiative at Jane Doe Inc.) who talked about the history of the White Ribbon Campaign, Professor Jutta Lindert who presented on the global impact of violence against women, and SHDH master’s student Robert Buelow who spoke about the sex/gender distinction and the role of men and masculinity in violence prevention.