STATEMENT – 22 January 2015 –
Domestic violence is a complex social issue. In understanding and preventing this violence it is vital to involve men, which is why White Ribbon Australia works with organisations such as Triple M that have a strong male following.
Mark Latham’s views on domestic violence, as aired by Triple M, show his lack of understanding and knowledge of this complex issue, including its prevalence, causes and community response.
Triple M are committed to bringing the conversation on men’s violence against women to the fore. They stand by their decision to run Mark Latham’s podcast as they believe the conversation needs to happen amongst men no matter how uncomfortable it is and the view presented.
Through such conversations, we as a community, can address the falsehoods that influence some men’s response. White Ribbon works with partners to encourage conversations, and exchanges that promote an informed understanding of the issue.
White Ribbon is about men talking to and listening to other men to drive understanding and prevention of the abuse of women. It’s about men letting other men know that men’s violence against women in any form is never okay.
John Rosewarne, Chair, White Ribbon Australia
For media interviews contact Sally Burleigh: Sally@sbpr.com.au and 0419 516 889
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