White Ribbon Australia Supporters and Partners
Organisations play a pivotal part in preventing violence against women. Partners and Supporters are key to ensuring the success of preventing violence against women in a way that is sustainable, strategic and effective.
Every organisation with which we work with acknowledges that men’s violence against women is a serious and prevalent issue in the Australian community. They share White Ribbon Australia’s vision that all women live in safety, free from violence and abuse. Most importantly, these organisations see an active role for their organisation in preventing violence. This includes working with their own networks, staff, clients, and communities to prevent violence; and by directly supporting the primary prevention work of White Ribbon Australia.
White Ribbon Supporters
Working collaboratively with the community is a key strategy of White Ribbon Australia. White Ribbon Supporters progress the Campaign through grass roots activities within their own communities. Supporters develop and implement a yearly plan as to how the organisation will commit to community:
(a) Development - working to keep the Campaign alive and growing through their own community
(b) Awareness raising - promoting the Campaign and lead awareness raising initiatives within the community
(c) Support - leading locally coordinated fundraising drives and events
White Ribbon Partners
Taking the Supporters model further, White Ribbon Partners share a strong strategic alignment between the mission of White Ribbon Australia and the mission and values of the Partner. Partners are an integral part of White Ribbon’s strategy to expand the reach and impact of the Campaign. Partners do this by committing to supporting White Ribbon Australia’s core primary prevention initiatives (the Campaign, programs and events). This could mean:
(a) Exclusively or co-sponsoring annual Campaigns or primary prevention programs such as the White Ribbon National Workplace Program and/or the Breaking the Silence Youth and Schools Program
(b) Committing financial support to the Campaign through a range of fundraising activities, sponsorship of events and sale of White Ribbon merchandise within their organisation or networks
White Ribbon Australia Supporters and Partners include:
With the help of Partners and Supporters, White Ribbon Australia can grow the influence and reach of the work of White Ribbon and - most importantly - act to achieve the goal of stopping men's violence against women.
White Ribbon Australia appreciates support provided by individuals and groups across the community for activities that align with our strategic focus of engaging men in the primary prevention of men’s violence against women. On occasion, White Ribbon is unable to accept support (awareness raising and/or fundraising) or partner with organisations that may not align with this strategy and/or are engaged in activities that may be perceived to undermine White Ribbon's mission. These include:
- Activities involving the perceived objectification of women
- Initiatives that position women as bearing responsibility for preventing men’s violence against them (e.g. female safety apps, whistles, etc.)
White Ribbon Australia appreciates the support of corporate partners, whose brand and profile can foreground White Ribbon's work in primary prevention. Please note that White Ribbon Australia does not accept any funds raised as a result of the sale of alcohol.
If you would like to engage with White Ribbon Australia to create a future where all women live in safety, free from violence and abuse, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org