WREXHAM Glyndwr University is committed to ending male violence towards women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited.

The university will further support those who experience violence regardless of their gender identity, including those who identify as Trans or non-binary.

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence.

To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

The university's White Ribbon action plan includes; appointing volunteer ambassadors and champions to carry the message out to more men, developing a staff and student awareness raising programme, training staff to recognise and handle situations where there might be abuse and promoting the accreditation more widely into local community, identifying the University as a safe space within Wrexham.

Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK said: "Our call to end violence by raising awareness, educating and campaigning to bring about change is greatly strengthened by working together with our White Ribbon accredited organisations.

"Our partners are able to engage with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls. We are delighted to welcome Wrexham Glyndwr University as one of our White Ribbon Accredited organisations. Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place".

Lynda Powell, Executive Director of Operations at the University and Chair of the White Ribbon Action Group said: "At Wrexham Glyndwr University, we have taken a stand to end gender-based violence by becoming White Ribbon Accredited.

"With it sadly being such a prominent issue in Britain, we hope and believe that by raising awareness, we can engage individuals to call out abusive and sexist behaviour among their friends, colleagues, communities to promote a culture of equality and respect.

"The University has appointed White Ribbon Champions and Ambassadors who act as positive role models, helping to raise awareness and provide training to staff and students, with the aim of supporting a culture here at the University that promotes the White Ribbon ethos. We want all visitors to the University and those within the local area to know that our campuses are safe spaces.

"We are proud to support the community of Wrexham and North East Wales and will make every effort to support that community, making a difference to improve culture and safety – we look forward to increasing our efforts as we work through our White Ribbon Action Plan."

More than 100 organisations have received White Ribbon accreditation, including councils, police forces, fire and rescue services, health authorities, housing associations, schools and universities. There is also a scheme for smaller organisations to become White Ribbon supporters.

Individuals can join over 37,000 others who have signed the White Ribbon UK pledge and get more information online at whiteribbon.org.uk.

Follow White Ribbon UK on twitter: @WhiteRibbon_UK