In October of 2017 SWS Member Joan Mallett entered a WI competition to create a White Ribbon Logo for the ‘Not in my Name’ campaign.
The campaign was established in 2012 to raise awareness of Violence Against Women (VAW) and to challenge the attitudes and behaviours of a minority of men who use or condone violence against women. Annually, the Campaign marks White Ribbon Day and involves WI members in awareness-raising activities and in the recruitment of male ambassadors in speaking out against VAW.
The white ribbon is a symbol of men’s opposition to male violence against women and wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
Joan’s entry came second in the competition and she was invited to the Senedd in Cardiff to attend the event to mark White Ribbon Day and collect a certificate from Ken Skates AM, then Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport.
The design featured pastel to highlight the white ribbon logo and black and red gouache for the lettering.
The winning entry was a set of earrings and a pendant of the white ribbon logo made from polymer clay and silver, and third place was a machine embroidery of the logo.