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White Ribbon recognises Tasmania’s efforts to end men’s violence against women

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20 Mar. 17

MEDIA RELEASE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

White Ribbon recognises Tasmania’s efforts to end men’s violence against women

Tasmanian men and women, workplaces, schools, women’s services, clubs and government departments are leading community initiatives to end men’s violence against women.

On 23 March 2017, White Ribbon Australia is hosting an event in Hobart that will recognise these efforts and launch a new research paper by academics Professor Bob Pease, from the University of Tasmania, and Dr Ann Carrington from James Cook University, Cairns.

Tasmanian Police Commissioner Darren Hine will open the event. Speakers will include:

  • Professor Bob Pease and Dr Ann Carrington
  • Simone O’Brien, survivor of intimate partner violence and White Ribbon Advocate
  • Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia

Violence against women is an issue in every Australian community, and Tasmania is no exception. Liam Dooley, Executive Manager of Committees and Community Development at White Ribbon Australia said: ‘one in three women have experienced violence from someone they know, and on average one woman a week is killed by a current or former partner. No matter how often you hear these statistics, they are always shocking.’

The event will bring together people committed to changing these statistics and learning more about how men can be part of the solution. It will also celebrate the establishment of the Southern Tasmania White Ribbon Committee, a group of men and women committed to driving social change in their communities to end men’s violence against women.

‘The establishment of the Southern Tasmania White Ribbon Committee is another great example of how community momentum to end men’s violence against women is building in Tasmania’ said Liam Dooley. ‘We are seeing more and more individuals and organisations from across the community come together to advocate for social change. It is inspiring and has the potential to support local efforts addressing this serious social issue.’

White Ribbon Ambassadors and representatives from Tasmania’s 8 Accredited and participating White Ribbon Workplaces will also attend the event.

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MEDIA INVITE:

White Ribbon Australia invites media to attend the event:

Date: Thursday 23 March 2017

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Merino Room, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart

MEDIA CONTACT:

For further information, images or an interview, please contact Bronte Small, Marketing & Communications Manager:
02 9045 8441 – bronte.small@whiteribbon.org.au

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