November 25th is White Ribbon Day. An annual event calling for an end of violence by men and boys against women and girls. The movement is meant to highlight the importance teaching and encouraging men to prevent acts of violence against women from happening. Encouraging men to take more accountability instead of placing the responsibility on women, the victims of this violence. This is of increased importance after Bobbi-Anne McLeod an 18 year old girl disappeared last Saturday in Plymouth.
In a statement Luke said:
“Today I’m wearing a #whiteribbon to mark the international day of violence against woman and girls. After the tragedy in #keyham and the loss of Bobbi-Anne in the past few days we need to tackle this epidemic of violence against women and girls more effectively. We have a long way to go but we need to make this a priority. That means men must step up, call out misogyny and hate. We have a long way to go.”