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White Ribbon Ambassadors

White Ribbon Ambassadors are men who recognise the importance of men taking responsibility and playing a leadership role in preventing men’s violence against women.

White Ribbon Ambassadors are formal representatives of White Ribbon Australia who have the knowledge, skills, attributes and determination to influence Australian men to critically evaluate their attitudes and behaviours toward women.

To become a White Ribbon Ambassador you must demonstrate that you:

  • Stand up, speak out and act to prevent men's violence against women*
  • Have an understanding of the issue of men’s violence against women, its causes and the importance of male responsibility in preventing such violence
  • Actively practice and promote gender equity
  • Currently engage and influence men in the prevention of men’s violence against women
  • Have undertaken the formal Ambassador approval process including:
    • Application
    • Completion of First Steps: key knowledge and skills for White Ribbon Ambassadors online training.
    • Interview
    • Referee checks

Ambassadors represent White Ribbon in their communities by undertaking some of the following activities that suit their knowledge, skills, networks and availability:

  • Wearing their Ambassador pin and engaging in regular conversations with men about preventing men’s violence against women
  • Hosting, funding, speaking and/or attending White Ribbon awareness raising and fundraising events
  • Professional and personal networking to expand the reach of the White Ribbon message
  • Speaking with local, national and/or international media in accordance with White Ribbon Australia’s Media Policy
  • Promoting the White Ribbon message through social media in accordance with White Ribbon Australia’s Media Policy
  • Active community and corporate fundraising to support the ongoing work of White Ribbon in the community
  • Promoting community involvement in White Ribbon Program areas including the Breaking the Silence Schools Program and White Ribbon Workplace Program
  • Identifying and encouraging partnership opportunities
  • Completing an annual online re-commitment

Click here to download a copy of the White Ribbon Ambassador Role Description.

Please contact White Ribbon Australia on 02 9045 8444 or ambassadors@whiteribbon.org.au for more information about becoming a White Ribbon Ambassador. 

White Ribbon is committed to reflecting the diversity of the Australian community and encourages all Australian men committed to preventing men’s violence against women to become White Ribbon Ambassadors.

To provide feedback on our Ambassadors please download the form here.



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What our ambassadors are doing

  • Ambassador Q&A with Andre De Barr

    9 August 2016

    'Without the societal change family violence will continue. We need to continue to organise, advocate and act towards systemic social change.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Maris Depers

    8 August 2016

    'I want to live in a society that allows all humans to achieve their potential, be active and respected contributors to the world in which they live in, be involved in the decisions which are made, and be able to benefit from the rewards of being members of a community. And I believe we can do it!'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Drew Wagner

    8 August 2016

    'I became a White Ribbon Ambassador because this is something I have felt very passionate about for a very long time.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A Lachlan Kennedy

    8 August 2016

    'I believe the media has an important role to play in raising awareness and changing attitudes around domestic and family violence.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A Noel Mundy

    8 August 2016

    'In my work at Mission Australia we frequently see, firsthand, the impacts that DFV has and how it leads to homelessness, mental health issues, poverty, isolation etc. I want to be a strong voice that promotes an inclusive, happy and vibrant community.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Ajay Ramdas

    8 August 2016

    'Gender equality requires fair and equal treatment of women and men in life’s opportunities, resources, rewards and division of labour. Gender inequality hinders human development where women and men cannot enjoy basic human rights.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Chris Wagner

    5 August 2016

    'I saw White Ribbon as an opportunity to be the change I wanted to see, in tandem with like-minded men and women who were also driven to make a difference.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Brent Wilson

    8 July 2016

    'I would like the prevention of violence against women to be a cause that all men were proud to support and that they be willing to stand up in support of the women in their lives.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Jag Dhaliwal

    8 July 2016

    'Importantly, being an Ambassador is about being a role model by giving someone the reassurance and motivation to make a difference, or just by changing someone's thinking so they understand how domestic violence can adversely impact their family, and ultimately society as a whole.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Nick Truelson

    8 July 2016

    'Sport provides a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds with a national audience and at the same time help create strong messages which people listen to'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Rod Harrod

    6 July 2016

    'There are lots of men in Australia who see violence against women as an important issue, so if we are motivating those men to stand up and get the message out, then we can really change society for good.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Keith Shangare

    6 July 2016

    'In Queensland over twenty per cent of the population is born overseas and around 200 languages are spoken every day. I believe it’s crucial that we have strategies that are reflective of society as we combat this major issue.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Andrew Nikolic

    6 July 2016

    'We know it is a small number of men who are the perpetrators of domestic violence and the majority of men can have a beneficial influence on the minority. That means accentuating the role men should play in loving, respectful and equal relationships with women. It also means speaking out against violence and other behaviors that diminish equality.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Desmond Campbell

    1 July 2016

    'I have been nurtured, loved, respected, guided and taught by women throughout my whole life. Women are the solid rock in the families and the leaders in their communities. Gender equality that is genuine and respects the foundations of fairness and equality creates a better world for everyone, that is what I believe in.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with John Aggus

    1 July 2016

    'When I heard about White Ribbon I jumped at the chance to be become associated with an organization and campaign that was saying what I was saying and thinking. White Ribbon stands out because it confronts the conversations men don’t have, but should have, with each other about ending men’s violence against women.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Gerard Lessels

    31 May 2016

    'In Culture, women fulfill the other half of the story, but our children are growing up with a skewed version of what a family is and how to respect women. If we can achieve gender equality within our Communities, our Communities will be strong, Families will be strong, and therefore Country will be strong.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Jim Adamos

    31 May 2016

    'Wherever possible, I tell my contacts that I am an Ambassador, which always spurs on more questions about the campaign and the work we are doing.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Jeff Harper

    31 May 2016

    'I believe that while men and women will never be the same, they can and should be equal and should have the right to achieve their potential without being blocked, pigeon holed, intimidated, harassed or exploited.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Arman Abrahimzadeh

    31 May 2016

    'I wanted to speak out after I lost my mum to domestic violence. There was so much I saw and experienced in an abusive home and I didn’t want another woman or child to go through similar sort of abuse, that is why I wanted to become a White Ribbon Ambassador.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Alasdair Roy

    31 May 2016

    'Ending violence against women will not happen if we only talk about the issue on particular days, or at particular events; it needs to be a continual dialogue involving as many people as possible.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Liam McAdam

    31 May 2016

    'Men need to be taught to respect women as their equals if violence against women is to be ended.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Gary Merryweather

    31 May 2016

    'Men need to increase their awareness regarding the issue of male entitlement - which is when men think they are entitled to something merely on the basis of their gender.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Professor David Battersby

    31 May 2016

    'To have inequality is detrimental to our society and to each other, and more particularly, has significant adverse social consequences.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Matthew Duggan

    27 April 2016

    'As an Ambassador, a goal of mine has always been to make a real impact on one person at a time.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Steve Martin

    27 April 2016

    'Statistics show that domestic violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men, and as men we should stand up and speak up, sending a clear message that this is abuse should stop.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Ivan Phillips

    27 April 2016

    'I needed to do something that was going to be positive, live and interactive to raise the levels of awareness, hence my ride, “Riding Free of DV”, has evolved.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Kerry Williams

    27 April 2016

    'Women should have every opportunity as men do. Everyone should be equal regardless of their gender or cultural background.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Rod Reeve

    27 April 2016

    'I became an Ambassador to be a role model for the people that I interact with in everyday work and life generally.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Jimmy Mtashar

    27 April 2016

    'As an Ambassador, father and as a man, I am committed to being an active contributor to the process of change, to ensure that Gender Equality is not just a distant vision but a reality.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Raglan Maddox

    27 April 2016

    'I want to live in a world where my nieces, my sister and my mother can grow up and grow old with the same opportunities as everybody else.'

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  • Ambassador Q&A with Eaian MacLean-Russell

    26 April 2016

    'Equality isn’t just a one-way street to appease the minority, equality is breaking down barriers that stop people from living fulfilling and successful lives and contributing to a better, stronger and healthier community.'

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