University Staff Join White Ribbon Campaign

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Staff at the University of Worcester joined together to support a campaign to end domestic violence.

Staff donned white ribbons, which were also placed on trees around the University, to show their support for the 16 Days of Action, being co-ordinated by the Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse, which runs until December 10th.

Ruth Jones, University of Worcester Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Consultant specialising in domestic and sexual violence, said: “This campaign is very important and I’m really pleased that colleagues at the University have shown their support.

“There is much work to be done to end domestic violence, but by raising the profile and getting people to show their support, we can hopefully go some way to sending out a clear message that it will not be tolerated.”

Ruth was among just 12 people across Europe earlier this year to have been named as a ‘Woman Inspiring Europe’ for her work in the field of domestic abuse. She was also last year’s recipient of the Worcestershire Woman of the Year for Achievement.