Four Nations stars back White Ribbon Campaign
Players From All Four Gillette Four Nations Teams Have Pledged Their
Support To The White Ribbon Campaign, An International Initiative To Raise
Awareness About Domestic Violence Issues.
The campaign received a timely boost ahead of tomorrow’s Gillette Four
Nations double header at Wembley when England second row Jamie Jones-Buchanan,
New Zealand hooker Thomas Leuluai and Australia scrum-half Johnathan
Thurston turned out to give their backing to the campaign which encourages men
to pledge never to commit violence against a woman and to always condemn
“As Rugby League players and sportsmen we act as role models for
society, and it is our responsibility to show that we condemn violence in any
form. I am proud to be a part of the White Ribbon campaign.” said
“When playing, if a player is violent it damages the whole team, and in
life to ignore violence when we know it exists damages all of society.
“I wholeheartedly support the important work of the White Ribbon
Campaign to involve men in pledging never to commit violence against
women, never to excuse violence against women, and never to remain silent about
violence against women, and I ask that all supporters of the game also pledge
Passion Islam Director Shakir Ahmed has backed his support for the
campaign and is delighted that Four Nation stars are behind this very important
issue he said "This is a vital issue which needs to be challenged and be
address in all communities to show that this kind of behaviour will not be
tolerated and a need to be stopped”.
On ‘White Ribbon Day’- Friday November 25 – thousands of men in the UK
will be undertaking sponsored silences, educational talks, signing the White
Ribbon pledge and undertaking high heeled walks to draw attention to the issue.
The White Ribbon Campaign operates in 50 countries around the world, and
has very strong branches in the UK, Australia and New Zealand
For more information on the White Ribbon Campaign please visit http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk