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White Ribbon Day Invites Men to Help End Violence

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Malden High School recently participated in the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign at the Malden High School courtyard. Mayor Gary Christenson, City Councillor-At-Large Debbie DeMaria, Principal Ted Lombardi, teachers, staff and students came together for the “Raise a Flag to Raise Awareness” initiative by men and boys of Malden High to show they do not tolerate men’s violence towards women, men or children. The 10th Annual White Ribbon Day is a statewide campaign sponsored by Jane Doe, Inc. Throughout the month men across the state are encouraged to show their support by wearing a white ribbon, placing posters in schools and workplaces, and spreading the word about the campaign and its aims. This is in an effort to help end violence towards women, along with all gender-based violence and challenge attitudes and behaviors that condone violence. The campaign is based on the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” that speaks about abuse against women as a human rights violation around the world and an obstacle to peace and gender equality in all societies.

Mayor Christenson signs the pledge to be part of the solution to end violence against women

Mayor Gary Christenson, City Councillor-At-Large Debbie DeMaria, Principal Ted Lombardi, teachers, staff and students came together for the White Ribbon Day initiative at Malden High School

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden