WhiteRibbon.org, owned by domestic violence pioneer Erin Pizzey, is dedicated to shedding light on the realities of domestic violence and the grievous harm it visits on its direct victims, in particular on children who grow up in homes where violence is normalized and role-modeled as a normal coping mechanism for dealing with stress and conflict.
We are concerned by the current fad to define the problem of domestic violence in terms of gender. As the scientific evidence, presented to you on this site by the world’s leading experts in domestic violence, shows with complete clarity, violence in the home is not a gendered problem. It is a learned behavior by both sexes in dysfunctional, violent families that is also complicated by alcohol and substance abuse, poverty, lack of education, and a variety of other factors with no relationship at all to gender.
Our mission is to help individuals in the domestic violence industry to abandon the ineffectual and misleading worldview that violence is, generally speaking, a problem visited on women by men.
Our intent is to help social service agencies understand that ignoring half the victims and half the perpetrators of domestic violence, and the children affected by it, will only result in a society that produces more family violence.
We will be making the case for positive change in the way we view and assist violent families by relying on the most erudite and informed experts on domestic violence alive today.