19 July 2022
Powys County Council has received national accreditation for its commitment to ending men’s violence against women.
Delivering a plan to change the cultures that lead to abuse and violence, is among the actions that Powys County Council has committed to by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. It has also agreed to promote gender equality.
White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement seeking to end men’s violence against women, by making these pledges.
To gain accreditation, the Council has introduced a new Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Policy/Sexual Harassment Policy for employees, while ambassadors have been identified, from among its staff, to carry the message out to more men, to develop white ribbon youth advocacy groups within the county’s high schools and to raise awareness within Powys communities through online media and campaigns.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader of Powys County Council and one of the Lead White Ribbon Ambassadors at Powys County Council, said: “”We are delighted to receive this accreditation. Violence against women is never acceptable and we all need to work towards creating an environment in which everyone can flourish.”
The campaign is also being promoted throughout the show to raise awareness.
Photo caption: Lead White Ribbon ambassadors at Powys County Council, Cllr Mathew Dorrance and Matt Perry, are pictured with the certificate of accreditation with Council Chief Executive Dr Caroline Turner.