Rail (UK)

NR gains White Rib­bon ac­cred­i­ta­tion

- Crime · Society · Domestic Violence · Violence and Abuse · Network Rail Route 18 · United Kingdom

Net­work Rail has been ap­proved as a White Rib­bon UK-ac­cred­ited or­gan­i­sa­tion, demon­strat­ing its com­mit­ment to col­lec­tive ac­tion to change be­hav­iour and cul­ture that leads to abuse or vi­o­lence against women.

Since lock­down be­gan at the end of March, re­ports of do­mes­tic abuse have risen, with Refuge re­port­ing a 25% in­crease in calls and on­line re­quests. While do­mes­tic abuse af­fects all gen­ders, ev­i­dence sug­gests women are dis­pro­por­tion­ately af­fected.

With thou­sands of men work­ing in the rail in­dus­try and its sup­ply chain, NR Direc­tor of Net­work Ser­vices Nick King be­lieves the com­pany can make a dif­fer­ence through in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­ca­tion while also be­ing able to of­fer safe spa­ces.

This fol­lows op­er­a­tors’ ex­ten­sion of free train travel for sur­vivors of do­mes­tic abuse un­til the end of March 2021.

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