Decision details

Notice of Motion - White Ribbon

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Item Called In

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At the meeting of the Council held on 24th October 2019, Councillors received a Notice of Motion relating to White Ribbon in the Council. The motion was proposed by Councillor Cowan and seconded by Cllr Dent (this had been referred to Cabinet in accordance with Standing Order 8.4).




1. That the Council recognises the importance of White Ribbon and its contribution as part of a global campaign taking action to stop male violence against women and resolves to become an accredited authority.


2. That the Council commits to making White Ribbon Day (25th November) part of the civic calendar with ambassador-led activities involving staff, members and the public.


3. That the Council agrees to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign through regular updates and features in internal and external communications.


4. That the Council will provide support to staff and members to take the pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women and to become ambassadors and champions.


5. That the Council work closely with local agencies and organisations involved in tackling male violence against women to work towards making Southend a White Ribbon Borough.


6. That the Council commits to hosting annual awareness training for all Councillors.


Reason for Decision:


To respond to the motion.


Other Options:


The Cabinet could respond to the motion in a different way.


Note: This is an Executive function

Eligible for call-in to: Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Terry

Publication date: 08/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Issue status: The decision is currently being reconsidered

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