The White Ribbon Campaign’s UK director, Chris Green, from Hebden Bridge, has accepted an invitation from The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, to join his Network of Men Leaders.
In 2009, to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, set up his campaign, UNiTE, to end violence against women throughout the world.
His stated aim was that: “Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.”
The network supports women’s groups around the world ‘to defy destructive stereotypes, embrace equality and inspire men and boys everywhere to speak out against violence.’
Chris Green will be joining a group of highly acclaimed male role models including Nobel Peace award winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mohammed Yunus.