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White Ribbon Day: Ending men’s violence against women

- November 25, 2014

According to ABS statistics one in three women over the age of 15 report physical or sexual abuse at some time in their lives. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

                                                             

White Ribbon Day is observed annually on 25 November, and marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on Human Rights Day (December 10).

The White Ribbon Campaign acknowledges and advocates for the positive role that men and boys play in preventing violence against women. It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent. The White Ribbon Campaign in Australia is led by more than 1000 White Ribbon Ambassadors, who are men.

Both men and women wear a white ribbon as a personal pledge against violence toward women, and to demonstrate their commitment to supporting community action and attitudinal and behavioural change to stop violence by men against women.

Today the Inner West Domestic Violence Liaison Committee (IWDVLC), of which The Infants’ Home is a member, launched a community campaign involving local primary and secondary schools, students, pubs, cafes, councils, and members from the local communities of Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay and Strathfield LGA’s.

To find out more about White Ribbon, and to find an event near you, visit the White Ribbon Australia website.

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