No excuse for violence against women

We are in the middle of the 16 days of action against violence against women. There is no excuse for violence against women, ever. I have made the pledge and I would urge others to do so. I support the work of White Ribbon Scotland.

I was pleased that Dundee United and Celtic players wore white ribbons on their shirts during Sunday's match. While this is merely a symbolic gesture I hope that it will have made some of those watching think about their relationship towards violence and their attitude towards women.

We can make our society a better society if we all take our responsibilities seriously and ensure that we are never complicit in condoning violence.