17-Sep-2014 12:03 PM
As White Ribbon Ambassadors, we believe that all women should live in safety, free from all forms of violence. We also believe that men must act to prevent this violence. This is why we have decided to speak up publicly about the results of the 2013 National Community Attitudes Survey released today.
White Ribbon is Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men's violence against women. White Ribbon Australia seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change.
The White Ribbon Campaign is about recognising the positive role that men 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 good men who abhor such violence.
Peak campaign periods are July and November, which mark White Ribbon Night and White Ribbon Day respectively. However, various awareness/fundraising campaigns and primary prevention initiatives run throughout the year, engaging schools, workplaces and the broader community. For more information see www.whiteribbon.org.au.
Note to media: White Ribbon Australia asks all media professionals to include the following line when reporting on incidents of men’s violence against women: If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, call 1800 RESPECT for advice or support. In an emergency, call 000
White Ribbon Australia
Fayssal Sari National Executive l Engagement and Partnerships