Leeds Beckett students back #WhiteRibbonLeeds campaign to end domestic violence

Leeds Beckett University police volunteer Danielle Musson, Josh Clarke, Phil Whitwell, Callum Silvester and PC Mark Fox show their support for the White Ribbon campaign. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Beckett University police volunteer Danielle Musson, Josh Clarke, Phil Whitwell, Callum Silvester and PC Mark Fox show their support for the White Ribbon campaign. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

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MALE STUDENTS at Leeds Beckett University have given their support to the city’s White Ribbon campaign.

Dozens had their pictures taken yesterday alongside a pledge that they will not 
commit, condone or remain
silent about domestic violence against women.

The event, led by the university’s police liaison officer, tied in with a council campaign to encourage at least 1,000 men to sign up during the 16 Days of Action against domestic violence taking place internationally.

PC Mark Fox said: “Leeds Beckett and the student union here are really on board.

“It’s been well supported. People stopped and listened, and there were a lot of minority groups asking about White Ribbon. People were shocked by some of the figures.”

He said the event held at the university’s Rose Bowl site had helped to raise wider awareness of the issue.

Find out more about how you can support the campaign here.

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