White Ribbon Campaign

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has been awarded White Ribbon Status by the White Ribbon Campaign. The Commissioner has made a pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.

Domestic abuse and sexual violence can affect anyone regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation and it is estimated that over 40,000 older people in Wales are being abused in their own homes every year.  The Commissioner will continue to raise awareness of the domestic abuse that older people in Wales are suffering and work to ensure that older people are safe, protected and can access the support they need.

The White Ribbon Campaign is seeking pledges, mostly from men, to play their part in standing up to condemn violence against women. You can make a personal pledge here.