What is the White Ribbon Campaign?
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest grassroots effort in the world of men working to end violence against women [see: www.whiteribbon.ca].
What does it mean to wear a white ribbon?
Wearing a white ribbon is a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
What are our objectives?
- Break the silence on violence against women in the Muslim community by encouraging Mosques and organizations to sponsor awareness events and deliver a Friday Khutba on this issue.
- Promote healthy relationships through education.
- Create partnerships among Mosques, women’s organizations, and social agencies to create a future without violence against women.
When is the Muslims for White Ribbon Campaign?
The Campaign will run from International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and culminate in White Ribbon Days at Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Who are we?
We are a committee of volunteers – grandfathers, fathers, husbands, uncles, brothers, sons, and friends. We strongly believe that violence against women and girls is unacceptable and we are committed to working with our fellow citizens to eliminate it.