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Lord Mayor of Belfast signs White Ribbon Charter

Date: 05 Dec 2023

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Ryan Murphy, signing the White Ribbon Charter in the parlour at City Hall.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Ryan Murphy, signed the White Ribbon Charter at City Hall today.

The signing of the pledge to never condone or remain silent about violence against women forms part of Belfast City Council’s wider commitment to support anyone who has been a victim of, or affected by, domestic violence and abuse, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. 

Through ongoing work within council and with community partners in local neighbourhoods throughout the city, Belfast has also been re-accredited as a Safe City by Onus for the fourth year. 

Safe City status recognises cities that have taken a partnership approach to ensure that individuals who have experienced domestic abuse can access the right support whenever it is needed.

Belfast City Council also holds platinum status in Onus’ workplace charter on domestic violence, in recognition of ongoing support and guidance for council staff experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Councillor Murphy was joined by Belfast City Council Chief Executive John Walsh and Christine Sheridan, Director of Human Resources, to sign the charter. 

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