THE Borders’ emergency services joined together in Hawick on Tuesday to back the White Ribbon campaign to end men’s violence against women.
Supported by a coalition of organisations, White Ribbon is the largest campaign of its kind, running in more than 55 countries.
Police, and fire and ambulance personnel, will be signing pledge cards which state: “Never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.”
Their promise comes after 16 days of action from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).
The White Ribbon campaign started in Canada in 1991.