By signing the charter, the Mayor pledges to support and promote respectful relationships, equality, and gender-based violence prevention.
The Council joins over 40 organisations including sports clubs and sports’ governing bodies in taking the pledge, to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
The Mayor outlined his vision for a safer and more inclusive community, where individuals of all genders can enjoy a life of freedom, without fear of violence.
The Mayor said, "I am proud to sign the White Ribbon Charter as a symbol of our community's collective commitment to end violence against women and girls. Together, we can foster a culture that rejects violence and advocates mutual respect that will create a much safer environment to live in."
Tahnee McCorry, CEO of White Ribbon NI comments, “Thank you to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for the leadership shown in your continued support of our mission to end violence against women and girls in Northern Ireland. By making the pledge, the Council continues to take the vital steps towards a safer community where everyone feels safe, empowered and valued equally.”
White Ribbon NI is an organisation which was set up in 2021 to challenge the attitudes and beliefs which perpetuate violence against women and girls in Northern Ireland. White Ribbon NI encourages everyone – including men and boys to speak out about violence against women and girls and lead towards change.
For further information, visit www.whiteribbonni.org