White Ribbon Australia maintains the current position on women’s reproductive rights
White Ribbon Australia maintains the current position on women’s reproductive rights.
White Ribbon Australia CEO, Tracy McLeod Howe said it is important that women feel safe, their rights are protected and they are equal in all facets of society.
“We have and always will be about ensuring women are safe and free from all forms of violence. Our position on reproductive rights was positioned within that context.” Ms McLeod Howe said.
White Ribbon Australia will undergo an immediate and comprehensive consultation process with our stakeholders. Following this, White Ribbon will communicate the outcome of the consultation.
Whilst the intention had been to remedy the process under the original statement of support, this has been viewed as a change in stance around reproductive rights.
We apologise for the confusion and we look forward to working with our stakeholders on this important issue.
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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.