De Witte Lintjes Campagne in Europa
De stilte van mannen doorbreken om geweld van
mannen op vrouwen te doen stoppen
Mannen werken samen om het mannelijk geweld op vrouwen te doen stoppen
De Witte Lint Campagne is een campagne voor de
bewustmaking en mobilisatie van de mannen, een opvoedings campagne van de
jongeren tegen het geweld tegen de vrouwen, een campagne uiteindelijk voor een
niet seksistische en geweldloze maatschappij.
Waarom wordt er nooit gezegd dat het geweld vooral door mannen
Stop aan het mannelijk geweld
De Witte Lintjes
Campagne in Europa
International Centre for Reproductive Health : In the large scope of
issues within the field of reproductive health, ICRH focuses on the following
areas: family planning and contraception, HIV/AIDS and STD's, cervical cancer,
mother-child health, safe motherhood and violence against women and children.
University of Ghent
http://www.icrh.org/ Mrs Els Leye coordonate a project on male involvement in violence against
women projects.: International Centre for Reproductive Health; De Pintelaan 185
9000 Ghent Belgium Tel +32-9-240.35.64 Fax +32-9-240.38.67
White Ribbon Campaign week in the Province of Limburg (Belgium) from
25/11/2000 until 2/12/2000: Co÷rdinatrice Gelijke Kansen Tel: 011/237246
De Witte Lint Campagne in Europa- Brief aan de parlementariŰrs en senatoren
Women's Organisations - The Netherlands
Women's Organisations Belgium
Cel Gelijke Kansen
Universiteitslaan 1, B-3500 Hasselt
Contact: Sally Dewallef
Tel: (+32 )011/23.72.45
Fax: (+32) 011/23.72.10
Facts about Belgium,
about The Netherlands
The Daphne Programme from the European
Daphne II Programme to combat violence against children, young people and women.
Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs
From the European Commission:
Domestic violence exists in all countries and
across all social classes. It may be something that happens behind closed doors,
but it is clearly a problem for society as a whole.
The launch of a European
campaign to prevent violence against women underlines the political will of the
Union to curb this sad phenomenon and to coax it out of the closed family
A couple of statistics help to illustrate the
scale of the problem:
- in the EU, one woman in five has at least once
in her life been the victim of violence by her male partner;
- 25% of all violent crimes reported involve a
man assaulting his wife or partner.
Every year, thousands of women and children leave
their homes because they are victims of abuse.
These terrible statistics
make it all the more urgent that action is taken in a number of ways.
Various measures have been
taken by the Member States; some EU countries have created 'helplines' to aid
the victims, others have organised national awareness campaigns.
The European campaign to
prevent domestic violence against women aims to support and add to these
The European Commission,
in collaboration with NGOs, is supporting a series of initiatives on the ground
with the aim of contributing to a change in attitudes.
At the European level, the
campaign is designed to reinforce the message that violence against women is a
social phenomenon that involves not only victims and abusers, but also all those
who witness abuse, as well as the police, the judiciary, the teaching profession
whose role it is to promote non-violence, and the social and medical workers
involved in coping with the consequences of violent acts.
The Commission has formulated several messages,
addressed to the different target groups concerned:
For male abusers, the messages are:
- domestic violence is a crime;
- domestic violence will ruin your life as an
abuser as much as the life of your victim, and;
- help exists if you want to put an end to
your violent behaviour.
For women victims of
violence, the messages are:
- break the wall of silence surrounding
- don't tolerate violence!
- help exists, find out how!
For all those who
witness domestic violence, the messages are:
- help women victims of violence break the
- help them escape from victimisation!