Members of NHS Tayside’s Board gave their support to the annual 16 Days of Action campaign to end gender-based violence.
The 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which calls for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence. It also aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence against women as a human rights issue. The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December every year.
To mark the campaign and show commitment to this year’s theme to end gender-based violence in the world of work, NHS Tayside Board members signed up to the White Ribbon pledge. This calls on people to take a stand against gender-based violence and states that an individual would never commit, condone or be silent about violence against women.
Chairman John Brown and Director of Public Health Drew Walker were among the Board members supporting the campaign at an awareness event in Kings Cross.
John Brown said, “NHS Tayside is proud to support The 16 Days of Action campaign. I hope this campaign continues to raise awareness that violence against women is unacceptable in any form and should not be tolerated by anyone.”
Consultant in Public Health Lucy Denvir said, “Gender-based violence has its roots in gender inequality and it is so important that we all stand together to visibly challenge it. NHS Tayside is taking an important step today in showing a clear commitment to zero tolerance.”