Welcome to our 2018 National Speaker Conference. On International Men’s Day we will celebrate men who are working to end gender based violence.
This year’s conference will take place at the inspirational Glasgow Women’s Library (23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP). Please join us to hear from Humza Yousaf MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, on his support for our campaign. We will welcome Louise Macdonald OBE, Chair of the First Minister’s National Advisory Group on Women and Children; in addition to hearing about the work of the Group you will have the opportunity to directly contribute.
Our first appointed White Ribbon Scotland Ambassador Gavin Newlands MP will speak on why he thinks the White Ribbon Campaign is essential to our nation’s success in eliminating violence against women. Learn about our ‘New Wave Volunteering Project’ to recruit volunteer Speakers from areas of Scotland not previously represented; including East Lothian & Midlothian, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. Find out what is happening to reinvigorate the campaign in your area and about new training opportunities for our Speakers. We will inform you of our new WRS Ambassador Programme and unveil our long-anticipated new website. Most importantly take this opportunity to meet with fellow Speakers from around Scotland to discuss the development of our campaign and learn more about what men in your area can do to help eliminate violence against women.