Arsenal team up with Islington Council and charity White Ribbon to tackle domestic violence

PUBLISHED: 17:19 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:19 07 June 2018

The teams at community football tournament Show Domestic Violence the Red Card. Picture: Steve Bainbridge

The teams at community football tournament Show Domestic Violence the Red Card. Picture: Steve Bainbridge

2018 Steve Bainbridge

Arsenal have teamed up with Islington Council and a national charity to raise awareness of domestic violence – and blow the whistle on it.

A football tournament took place yesterday, with all players wearing white ribbons. More than 50 people signed a pledge by charity White Ribbon never to excuse, commit or remain silent about male violence towards women.

Alan Sefton, of Arsenal in the Community, said: “We are able to engage with people through the Arsenal name, so it’s crucial we use this opportunity to support important campaigns like White Ribbon.”

White Ribbon and Islington’s Solace Women’s Aid were also on hand to offer advice. Research shows domestic violence can increase by a quarter during the World Cup.

The council has recently been given White Ribbon accreditation for its work tackling domestic violence, including funding support services for victims.

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