The White Ribbon web site says “White Ribbon offers men the opportunity to be part of the solution to end violence against women.
Violence is endemic within New Zealand. One in three women are victims of violence from a partner, while on average fourteen women are killed each year by a member of their own family.
White Ribbon is a campaign led by men who condemn violence against women and take action. We are part of a global campaign committed to ending violence against women.
You can help effect change by supporting White Ribbon.
Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”
Disabled women experience violence from disabled and non-disabled men in the same way non-disabled women and girls experience it, although so far no-one has collected the statistics, but we know it happens
Violence towards disabled women and girls deserve serious attention and they deserve same level of protection that non-disabled women and girls have.
So come on guys, disabled and non-disabled, wear your ribbons, and more importantly say no to violence against ALL women.
You can also support the Disability Clothesline project.
Article 16, Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse of the UN Disability Rights Convention (CRPD) requires protected from violence and abuse for disabled people, including disabled women of course.