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Northern Beaches White Ribbon Day Walk 23rd November 2016

MEDIA ALERT – 21 November, 2016

Northern Beaches White Ribbon Day Walk 23rd November 2016

The Northern Beaches Domestic Violence Network is hosting the first White Ribbon walk starting at Queenscliff Surf Club to the Corso Manly. Breakfast provided by The Lions Club of Manly, for a gold coin donation.

The general public are asked to wear a white t-shirt and walk along the beach front together as a community to raise awareness around Domestic and Family Violence on the Northern Beaches.

White Ribbon Australia is dedicated to ensuring men are active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women. We engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

WHAT: NORTHERN BEACHES WHITE RIBBON WALK

WHEN: WESNDESDAY 23RD November, 7:00 am to 9:00 am                                          

WHERE: QUEENSCLIFF SURF CLUB, N SYETNE & COLLINGWOOD STREET, MANLY, 2095 

PURPOSE: WHITE RIBBON DAY

 

Website –  http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/events/sydney-white-ribbon-walk

For further information, images or an interview, please contact SBPR
Sally Burleigh on 0419 516 889 – sally@sbpr.com.au
Eliza Kearns on 0405 583 694– eliza@sbpr.com.au
Mia Hardman on 0423 878 476– mia@sbpr.com.au

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Victorian Governor’s White Ribbon Day Breakfast 25th November 2016

MEDIA ALERT – 21 november, 2016

Victorian Governor’s White Ribbon Day Breakfast 25th November 2016

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The Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, has invited 700 guests to partake in the annual Victorian Governor’s White Ribbon Breakfast.

Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, Dr Michael Kaufman will be amongst keynote speakers.

White Ribbon Australia is dedicated to ensuring men are active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women.

We engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

WHAT: VICTORIAN GOVERNER’S WHITE RIBBON DAY BREAKFAST

WHEN: FRIDAY 25TH November, 8:30 am to 10:00 am                                          

WHERE: GOVERNMENT HOUSE, GOVERNMENT HOUSE DRIVE, MELBOURNE, 3004

PURPOSE: WHITE RIBBON DAY 

SPECIAL GUESTS:            

  • THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA, HER EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE LINDA DESSAU AM  
  • WHITE RIBBON FOUNDER, DR MICHAEL KAUFMAN
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, WHITE RIBBON AUSTRALIA, LIBBY DAVIES

For further information, images or an interview, please contact SBPR
Sally Burleigh on 0419 516 889 – sally@sbpr.com.au
Eliza Kearns on 0405 583 694– eliza@sbpr.com.au
Mia Hardman on 0423 878 476– mia@sbpr.com.au

 

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Sydney’s White Ribbon Day Walk 25th November 2016

MEDIA ALERT – 21 November, 2016

Sydney White Ribbon Walk 25th November 2016

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Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk, now in its 5th year, will be held on 25th November (White Ribbon Day) to help raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women.

The general public are invited to walk with the NSW Police Force, Eastern Beaches Local Area Command and Randwick City Council from Highcross Park, Randwick to Grant reserve, Coogee Bay road (streets blocked off) followed by speeches at Coogee Bay Surf Club by White Ribbon Ambassadors and a free breakfast.

White Ribbon Australia is dedicated to ensuring men are active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women. We engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

WHAT: SYDNEY WHITE RIBBON WALK

WHEN: FRIDAY 25th November, 7:15am to 9am                                          

WHERE: GRANT RESERVE, CRN AVOCA STREET & COOGEE BAY ROAD, COOGEE NSW 2034 

PURPOSE: WHITE RIBBON DAY

SPECIAL GUESTS:

  • MINISTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSULT, PRU GOWARD
  • THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, MR LUKE FOLEY
  • HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNER OF NEW SOUTH WALES, DAVID HURLEY & WIFE LINDA
  • WHITE RIBBON AMBASSADOR, ANDREW O’KEEFE 
  • WHITE RIBBON AMABASSADOR, SEAN KEENAN
  • EX RUGBY LEAGUE STAR, ANTHONY MINICHIELLO & WIFE TERRY BIVIANO                                               

Website –  http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/events/sydney-white-ribbon-walk

For further information, images or an interview, please contact SBPR
Sally Burleigh on 0419 516 889 – sally@sbpr.com.au
Eliza Kearns on 0405 583 694 – eliza@sbpr.com.au
Mia Hardman on 0423 878 476 – mia@sbpr.com.au

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White Ribbon Twilight River Walk Friday 25th November 2016

MEDIA ALERT – 21 November, 2016

White Ribbon Twilight River Walk Friday 25th November 2016

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The White Ribbon Twilight River Walk

will be held on 25th November (White Ribbon Day) to help raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The general public can walk the 3.5km track and take part in the White Ribbon Oath.

White Ribbon Australia is dedicated to ensuring men are active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women.

We engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

WHAT:                                WHITE RIBBON TWLIGHT RIVER WALK 

WHEN:                                FRIDAY 25th November, 5:30PM TO 7:30PM                                          

WHERE:                              TRENCH RESERVE, PENRITH

PURPOSE:                           WHITE RIBBON DAY

 

For further information, images or an interview, please contact SBPR
Sally Burleigh on 0419 516 889 – sally@sbpr.com.au
Eliza Kearns on 0405 583 694– eliza@sbpr.com.au
Mia Hardman on 0423 878 476– mia@sbpr.com.au

 

 

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Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Day Walk Friday 25th November 2016

MEDIA ALERT – 21 november, 2016

Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Day Walk Friday 25th November 2016

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The Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Walk

will be held on 25th November (White Ribbon Day) to help raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The event will start at Woolooware High School and finishing at Perryman Place Cronulla where a number of guest speakers will speak.

White Ribbon Australia is dedicated to ensuring men are active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women. We engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

WHAT:  SUTHERLAND SHIRE WHITE RIBBON WALK 

WHEN: FRIDAY 25th November, 9:00 am to 1:00PM                                 

WHERE: DUNNINGHAM PARK, CRONULLA

PURPOSE: WHITE RIBBON DAY

For further information, images or an interview, please contact SBPR
Sally Burleigh on 0419 516 889 – sally@sbpr.com.au
Eliza Kearns on 0405 583 694– eliza@sbpr.com.au
Mia Hardman on 0423 878 476– mia@sbpr.com.au

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Castle Hill White Ribbon Day Walk 2016

MEDIA ALERT – 21 november, 2016

CASTLE HILL WHITE RIBBON DAY WALK 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

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Join Castle Hill RSL, Hills LAC & The Hills District Domestic Violence Network partnering for a White Ribbon March and Breakfast.

White Ribbon Australia is dedicated to ensuring men are active advocates for changing the social norms, attitudes and behaviours that are at the root of men’s violence against women.

We engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

WHAT: CASTLE HILL WHITE RIBBON DAY MARCH & BREAKFAST

WHEN: FRIDAY 25TH November, 8:00 am to 10:00 am                                     

WHERE: 77 CASTLE HILL ST, CASTLE HILL, NSW, 1765

PURPOSE: WHITE RIBBON DAY                                         

Website –  http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/events/sydney-white-ribbon-walk

For further information, images or an interview, please contact SBPR
Sally Burleigh on 0419 516 889 – sally@sbpr.com.au
Eliza Kearns on 0405 583 694– eliza@sbpr.com.au
Mia Hardman on 0423 878 476– mia@sbpr.com.au

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White Ribbon Day 2016 asks men to think about the women in their lives

White Ribbon Day is a national day for the prevention of violence against women occurring on
25 November. This year, White Ribbon Australia is asking men to stand up, speak out and act for the women in their lives, as violence against women is a man’s issue too.

One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse perpetrated by someone known to them, and on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of domestic violence.

This White Ribbon Day, we ask communities across Australia to stand up, speak out, and act to prevent violence against women.

Who will you take the oath for this White Ribbon Day on 25 November?

Join the 1,000’s of men who have taken the oath for the women in their lives on our brand new White Ribbon Day page at www.whiteribbon.org.au/day. See who is taking the oath for their boss, their neighbour, the lady they sit next to on the bus or their colleague.

In the A Man’s Issue Too Campaign video, White Ribbon Ambassadors identify why they are taking the White Ribbon Oath. This is accessible at www.whiteribbon.org.au/day.

The media also play a vital role in helping to raise awareness of violence against women. White Ribbon invites journalists to play a part by featuring stories that focus attention on this issue.

White Ribbon is also encouraging media to wear a white ribbon on and around White Ribbon Day, November 25. If you, or members of your team, wish to wear a White Ribbon or would like to arrange an interview of someone with a personal story of violence or a White Ribbon Ambassador, then please contact Sally Burleigh at SBPR (details below). We ask that you make contact as soon as possible due to the number of enquiries at this time. A full list of White Ribbon Ambassadors available for interview can be provided.

For media enquiries please contact Sally Burleigh at SBPR:
E. sally@sbpr.com.au
Ph. 02 9281 1692
M. 0419 516 889

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White Ribbon Australia partners with Virgin Australia for the third year to prevent violence against women

 

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White Ribbon has joined forces for the third year with leading Australian airline, Virgin Australia to raise awareness during the month of November of the issue of men’s violence against women.

White Ribbon aims to create an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.

Virgin Australia has launched a month long activation to help drive awareness of the issue. Throughout November, the back of Virgin Australia boarding passes will encourage travelers to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. The airline’s in-flight magazine, Voyeur, includes a White Ribbon on the cover and acknowledgement and support of the cause throughout. The airline will be conducting fundraising initiatives throughout their offices and selected airports around Australia.

White Ribbon Australia Chief Executive Officer, Libby Davies, said: “Virgin Australia’s partnership with White Ribbon Australia attests to the shared commitment of our organisations to preventing men’s violence against women.

“Virgin Australia is an innovative Australian airline with international reach and a strong workplace culture of engendering respect and equality. Together, we can promote White Ribbon’s message around the country through their exciting month-long initiative. Corporate partnerships like this are critical to driving violence prevention across the community. Violence against women is a national issue with an average of one woman a week killed by a current or former partner.” Ms Davies said.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. White Ribbon Day is Friday 25 November 2016. For more information please visit; www.whiteribbon.org.au

For media interviews contact Sally Burleigh: Sally@sbpr.com.au and 0419 516 889

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Groundbreaking research into White Ribbon Australia’s Ambassadors

In a global first, White Ribbon Australia has opened its Ambassador program up to researchers, with a team at the University of Wollongong independently evaluating why men become Ambassadors, their violence prevention activities, and the challenges they face in advocating to end violence against women.

Conducted by Kenton Bell and Claire E. Seaman, the project ‘Case Study of White Ribbon Australia’s Ambassador Program: Men as Allies to Prevent Men’s Violence against Women,’ shows the key role men can play in violence prevention, and provides support for White Ribbon’s overhaul of the Ambassador Program.

As part of this overhaul, White Ribbon is nearing completion of its ‘re-committal process’, which requires every Ambassador to reapply for their position, complete additional training on men’s violence against women, undergo further reference checks and submit to interviews with trained White Ribbon staff. Other initiatives include increasing the diversity of Ambassadors and providing year-round training.

The Ambassador program began in 2005 and provides men with a leadership role in engaging men in the prevention of violence against women. White Ribbon Ambassadors are formal representatives of White Ribbon Australia and are required to have the knowledge, skills, attributes and determination to influence Australian men to critically evaluate their attitudes and behaviours toward women.

The data in this national study was collected through an online survey completed by 296 Ambassadors and in-depth interviews with 86 Ambassadors.

Key findings:
1 in 2 men became a White Ribbon Ambassador after hearing stories about men’s violence against women.

“She was a good person and she had a lot to offer the world and she can no longer physically be here, so I feel that it’s just my responsibility to try and do whatever I can to ensure that ray of sunshine doesn’t completely extinguish.”

70% of Ambassadors felt a moral obligation to join a movement to end men’s violence against women.

“I want my daughter to have the same opportunities and level of safety in her life as my sons.”

The vast majority of men (74%) were committed to promoting gender equality prior to becoming a White Ribbon Ambassador, however, 40% report that being an Ambassador has changed how they relate to women. 85% of these men report that they are more conscious of promoting equality and equity in their personal and professional lives since becoming an Ambassador.

“I am no longer intimidated by the feminist movement, and no longer see that movement as a threat to my masculinity or male freedom! I feel I can stand side by side with strong women who have been fighting against gender inequality.”

83% of Ambassadors felt that White Ribbon enabled men to speak to other men about violence against women.

“I believe I am more likely to challenge men about the language they use and what they think is acceptable.”

Men place a high value on the Ambassador title. They want the position to be a rare honour bestowed only on men who continually prove their commitment to White Ribbon.

More information
Visit www.whiteribbon.org.au/understand-domestic-violence/research/ for a summary of the research report and the full White Ribbon response to the findings and recommendations.

To arrange an interview with White Ribbon Australia CEO Libby Davies, contact Sally Burleigh: sally@sbpr.com.au or 0419 516 889

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