White Ribbon Day, pledge against domestic violence

White Ribbon Day is a statewide campaign that aims to prevent and end domestic violence against women.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A symbolic flag raising in Chicopee Wednesday was designed to raise awareness for domestic violence.

The White Ribbon flag went up outside of Chicopee City Hall in honor of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day campaign. This is the 10th annual White Ribbon Day in Massachusetts.

Every year, men across the state show their support for ending domestic violence by speaking out against violence towards women, and all gender-based violence.

“Organizations like womens’ shelters cannot do this work alone. So, this flag that was raised today represents men saying that violence against women is not acceptable,” said Karen Cavanaugh of Womanshelter-Compeneras.

Similar ceremonies will be held across the state Wednesday, including in Boston.

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