As part of our overall approach to protecting vulnerable people, SWR is joining with others in the Rail Industry to support White Ribbon Day on 25 November 2023.
What is White Ribbon Day?
White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls. The charity aims to prevent violence against women and girls, by changing harmful attitudes, systems and behaviours that perpetuate gender inequality and men’s violence against women.
Most violence against women is committed by men, and the charity campaigns to educate men that they can take responsibility for thinking about their own actions, and promoting equality and respect. It also encourages men to be prepared to call out harassing, sexist and violent behaviour when they see it.
White Ribbon Day takes place on 25 November each year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and highlights how we can work together to ensure equality and safety for women.
What do we do to show our support on White Ribbon Day?
South Western Railway continues to proudly support White Ribbon in their mission to end violence against women and girls.
This year our campaign, to raise awareness for this important cause, will run from Friday 24to Sunday 26 November and will include digital artwork across our stations and features on our social media channels.
On White Ribbon Day in 2022, White Ribbon logos were applied to the cabs of 20 of our trains.
We also held an event at London Waterloo station to highlight our commitment to ending violence against women and girls in the industry, while also celebrating our accreditation of the British Transport Police’s Safeguarding in Rail scheme.
Our Managing Director, Claire Mann (second from right), was joined by The Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK, Anthea Sully (left), the Managing Director of the Department for Transport, Peter Wilkinson (right), and Assistant Chief Constable of the British Transport Police, Charlie Doyle (second from left).
If you see one of our White Ribbon trains out on the network, feel free to post a photo on twitter, tagging @WhiteRibbon_UK and @SW_Help
Support available if you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence
National Domestic Violence Helpline
24-hour free help line ran by Refuge for victims or concerned co-workers and which provides advice for those experiencing domestic violence. The staff will offer confidential, non-judgemental information and support.