Community Partners encourage men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too. They bring the White Ribbon movement into their daily lives to reduce violence against women through their everyday activities and interactions in their community.
Community Partners also see opportunities to educate and partner with men about ways they can make a real difference to stop violence against women. This involves raising awareness and speaking out against all forms of violence against women, as well as being actively involved in leading community responses that promote women’s safety and wellbeing.
They are activists who organise and speak at community events, campaign at national and local levels for widespread change, engage and educate their peers, and challenge sexism in everyday life.
White Ribbon Australia’s Community Partners are volunteers that come from all over Australia. They have a range of backgrounds, skills and knowledge and engage in individual action, strengthening communities and creating lasting positive change.
Our Community Partners are required to commit to a code of conduct and demonstrate the values of the movement.
White Ribbon Australia’s Community Partners come from all walks of life and share a commitment to eliminate gendered violence. The Community Partner role is a change from (and replacement of) what was known as an Ambassador or Advocate role.
Community Partners raise awareness, lead and advocate to eliminate gendered violence. This includes supporting men to become involved in the movement, and promoting and participating in activities that support positive change across their communities.
Anyone with a passion to end gendered violence can be involved.