Response to article by Tanveer Ahmed in The Spectator Australia 14 March 2015
Tanveer Ahmed recently wrote an article in The Spectator Australia about the various ramifications of the opinion piece he wrote for The Australian on 9 February 2015. There are a number of factual inaccuracies in this article as it relates to his interactions with White Ribbon, most importantly the relationship between White Ribbon Australia and whiteribbon.org.
Dr Ahmed refers to whiteribbon.org as a ‘splinter group’ of the White Ribbon Campaign. This is an incorrect and dangerous statement. The work of whiteribbon.org is completely distinct from and antagonistic to the White Ribbon Campaign worldwide, including White Ribbon Australia. White Ribbon Australia staff made this clear to Dr Ahmed during our discussions with him in February.
White Ribbon Australia remains focused on the prevention of men’s violence against women. We will continue working with the more than 2,300 White Ribbon Ambassadors across the country, our supporters and the schools and workplaces participating in our violence prevention programs. We are proud to work with these individuals and groups that are committed to helping create real social change and making Australian communities safer for women and girls.
For more information about White Ribbon Australia visit: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
For media interviews contact Sally Burleigh: Sally@sbpr.com.au and 0419 516 889
This policy statement represents the organisational position of White Ribbon Australia. It does not represent the individual opinions and views of our stakeholders, including, but not limited to, our Ambassadors, Advocates, Partners and staff members.