‘White Ribbon Day’ event held at State House to help end gender-based violence

'White Ribbon Day' event held at State House to help end gender-based violence

BOSTON — Young people gathered at the State House Thursday for White Ribbon Day in order to take a stand against gender-based violence.

Jane Doe and the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence held the event. It's part of a global initiative to engage men and boys toward helping to end gender-based violence.

This year they focused on bringing more local young men into the conversation. One student from Hingham High School talked about what role he plays in reducing violence.

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"I think as young men in athletic leadership positions, I have a really large influence over young men and I can be a role model for other young men and encourage behavior that's more welcoming," said Conrad David.

Celtics player Enes Kanter was also there. He said it was amazing for him to see so many young men standing up for women's rights.

As you know 25 Investigates has done in-depth reporting on the murder of Amanda Dabrowski, the case of alleged domestic violence that ended in tragedy inside a Worcester restaurant.

Amanda’s story underscores the challenges facing domestic violence victims.