Thursday, March 2, 2017
As a local affiliate of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City of Springfield hosted a flag raising yesterday at City Hall to raise awareness for domestic violence.
“By participating in the Raise a Flag to Raise Awareness initiative, our City of Springfield will show they do not tolerate or condone men’s violence towards women, men or children,” stated Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.
The tenth annual White Ribbon Day is a statewide campaign sponsored by Jane Doe, Inc. Throughout the month, men across the state will show their support by encouraging others in their organizations, families and workplaces to wear a white ribbon, place a poster up at their workplaces, spread the word about the campaign and its aims, organize local events to speak out against violence towards women and all gender-based violence, and challenge the attitudes and behaviors which condone or tolerate violence. The campaign takes its cue from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that speaks to how violence against women is a human rights violation and how these abuses around the world are obstacles to efforts for peace and gender equality in all societies.