Principal takes the lead in drive to halt violence against women

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A Scottish college leader’s relentless campaigning to end violence against women and girls has been recognised.

Alan Sherry, principal at Glasgow Kelvin College, has become an ambassador for the charity White Ribbon Scotland. The charity is a branch of an ever-growing movement that began in Canada in 1991.

The movement was launched by a group of men in response to the killing of 14 women at Polytechnique Montréal university campus two years earlier in 1989. A gunman, who claimed he was “fighting feminism”, targeted women engineers in classrooms and corridors in an attack lasting 20 minutes.

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