Interim Chief Executive of East Lothian Council asks men in East Lothian to follow his lead in signing the White Ribbon pledge
16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an annual event sponsored by the United Nations and runs from 25 November to 10 December 2019. In East Lothian, there is a range of activities you can to take part in to do your bit.
East Lothian Interim Chief Executive Alex McCrorie is fully behind 16 Days. He is showing his support by signing up to the White Ribbon pledge and encouraging council staff and men across East Lothian to follow his lead.
The White Ribbon Campaign says:
"Most men do not commit violence against women. But all men have a role in ending it. If we all start by making a pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about men's violence against women in all its forms that will make a huge difference."
Alex McCrorie adds:
"The White Ribbon Campaign sends a strong message that men can play a vital role in challenging and putting an end to violence against women. Signing the Pledge is saying publicly that we as men don’t accept it. The more of us who sign up, the more attitudes will change, so I am hoping that the men of East Lothian Council and the men of East Lothian will join me in doing their bit."