WHITE RIBBON DAY – 25th November www.whiteribbon.org.au
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.
The mission is to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.
The White Ribbon Campaign began in Canada in 1991 but it is now active in more than 60 countries.
White Ribbon began in Australia in 2003 as part of UNIFEM (now UN Women), formally becoming a Foundation in 2007.
White Ribbon Australia observes the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women,
also known as White Ribbon Day, annually on November 25.
White Ribbon Day signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women,
which ends on Human Rights Day (December 10).
Check out the website to see how you can get involved. The Campaign runs all year so suggested activities
go beyond the 16 Days of Activism.
This could be as an Ambassador – Men representing White Ribbon in the community;
As an Advocate – Men and women supporting the White Ribbon Campaign;
In your Workplace – Through a Workplace Accreditation Program; and/or Workplace giving;
Through Schools and Young People – with the Breaking the Silence schools program; and/or White Ribbon Youth Forum(s);
As a Supporter – Progress the White Ribbon Campaign through grassroots activities; and/or
As a Partner – through strategic activities to expand the reach and impact of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Make a start: Do what you can – where you are – right now!