Date: 28 Nov 2022
Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Tina Black signed the White Ribbon Charter at City Hall today on behalf of Belfast City Council.
The signing of the pledge never to condone or remain silent about violence against women forms part of Council’s wider commitment to support anyone who has been a victim of, or who has been 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 again been accredited as a Safe City by Onus for the third 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 Black was joined by Belfast City Council Chief Executive John Walsh and Christine Sheridan, Director of Human Resources.