Borders emergency services sign-up to anti-violence campaign

Graham Sinclair, Lothian and Borders police area commander signs the white ribbon violence against women pledge while other officers and fire brigade officers follow suit.
Graham Sinclair, Lothian and Borders police area commander signs the white ribbon violence against women pledge while other officers and fire brigade officers follow suit.

THE Borders’ emergency services joined together last week to back the White Ribbon campaign to end men’s violence against women.

Supported by a coalition of organisations, White Ribbon is the largest campaign of its kind, running in more than 55 countries.

Police, fire and ambulance personnel will be signing pledge cards which state: “Never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.”

Their promise comes after 16 days of action from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

The White Ribbon campaign started in Canada in 1991.