November 22, 2019
Communicare today were delighted to announce the acquisition of White Ribbon Australia’s intellectual property and remaining assets following negotiations with liquidators Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants.
Communicare Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Perry, said Communicare is well placed to provide the strong governance and leadership needed to secure a sustainable future for White Ribbon Australia.
“The White Ribbon movement operates in 60 countries. We couldn’t imagine Australia without a White Ribbon campaign. White Ribbon Australia aligns with our values and reflects our long-standing commitment to eliminating violence against women and children,” said Ms Perry.
“As a White Ribbon accredited organisation and school, we’ve seen first-hand how accreditation provides tools to strengthen a culture of respect, accountability and gender equality at all levels of the organisation,” said Ms Perry.
We have more than 20 years’ experience in providing family and domestic violence services. As an innovative for-purpose organisation, committed to assisting people to participate to their full potential by creating strong, safe and inclusive communities.
White Ribbon Canada Executive Director, Humberto Carolo welcomed Communicare’s commitment to securing the future of White Ribbon Australia.
“It is reassuring that Communicare, whose values and commitment align so well with the White Ribbon movement, will provide substantial experience and strong governance to the important work of White Ribbon Australia. We look forward to collaborating with Communicare, together with local community stakeholders including womens' organisations, to challenge and support men and boys to realise their potential to be part of the solution in ending all forms of gender-based violence,” said Mr Carolo.
Over many years White Ribbon Australia has built a considerable profile with communities and stakeholders around the country, highlighting the need for men to be engaged in eliminating violence against women and children.
We look forward to engaging with White Ribbon Australia’s staff, clients, partners and supporters in Australia and globally over the coming months as we finalise negotiations under the terms of our heads of agreement.