Date: 29 Nov 2021
Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl and Chief Executive of Belfast City Council, Suzanne Wylie have signed the White Ribbon Charter at City Hall today, on behalf of the 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 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 recently been reaccredited as a Safe City by Onus for the second year.
Safe City status recognise 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.
The 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.