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Officers in Norfolk wear white ribbons to mark the commitment to ending violence against women and girls

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Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary Paul Sanford wears a white ribbon and signs the promise to say no to violence against women and girls – marking White Ribbon Day today (Thursday, 25 November).

Senior officers from across the force will wear their ribbons today and the 16 Days of Action which follow. Sarah Everard’s murder highlighted women’s experiences around violence and has promoted national debate about men taking positive action and making a stand.

White Ribbon Day are a charity that is seeking to end male violence towards women. They are asking men to make the promise of: 'I promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.'

Mr Sanford said: “White Ribbon Day further underlines the commitment we need to make as a society to tackle violence against women and girls. The focus is on men to make the promise which is important given the nature of the violence we see on a daily basis. 

“We know, following recent events, including the murder of Sarah Everard, that violence against women and girls is a major concern. We are continuing to target areas flagged to us on the Street Safe online tool as feeling unsafe with proactive patrols.  We are increasing the resources we dedicate towards these crimes and improving the training of our officers so that we respond effectively.” 

The hashtags #WhiteRibbon #AllMenCan and #MakeThePromise will be used on the day and throughout the 16 Days of Action.

The Street Safe online tool was launched by the Home Office so the public can highlight those areas they are feeling unsafe in their local areas. You can access the tool here

More information about White Ribbon Day can be found at the link here. While it is aimed at men, everyone is encouraged to wear a white ribbon.