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White Ribbon UK

Part of the global White Ribbon movement to end men’s violence against women

White Ribbon Accreditation

The university became White Ribbon UK Accredited in June 2022, joining the global White Ribbon movement to end men's violence against women.

White Ribbon Accreditation Certificate

The mission of White Ribbon is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. White Ribbon act as a catalyst, encouraging people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour. 

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The promise: Never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Our 3-year action plan

As part of our White Ribbon UK accreditation, our 3-year action plan was approved in October 2023. This document will be updated as we make progress and deliver our actions in this area and will be monitored by our White Ribbon steering group and relevant onward reporting.

University of Cumbria 3-year action plan

The University of Cumbria White Ribbon Steering Group

Tom Davidson Director of CE in Paramedic Practice    Gail Neville Student Recruitment Officer    Farhat Ibrahim Principle Lecturer in Education
Lee McDermott Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer    James Stephens Head of Library Service & Uni Librarian    Diane Latimer Payments Assistant AP
Carolyne James Senior Lecturer Criminology & Policing    Charlotte Andrews Quality Assurance Administrator    Cal Pannone Internal Communications Officer
Laura Snell Resarch and Development Fellow    Daniel Prescott Students' Union    Andy Cross Mental Health Case Worker
Gemma Howlett Head of Teaching and Learning    Jeanne Landon-Campbell Senior Lecturer in Nursing    Tania Hopley 

 Lecturer in Social Work

Tina Harvey Lecturer Child Young People and Families        

White Ribbon Day 2023 Campaign

The University undertook a social media campaign to raise awareness as part of White Ribbon Day and the 16 days of action, supporting the theme of #ChangeTheStory. A selection of highlights from the day are available to review below:

White Ribbon Day 2022 Campaign

As part of White Ribbon Day 2022 and the 16 Days of Action, the university hosted a social campaign that you are invited to reflect on