Prevent men’s violence against women

Murraylands Committee

Made up of a group of passionate community members in the region, the Murraylands White Ribbon Committee was officially launched on White Ribbon Day 2018. The Committee has been active in driving violence prevention activities in Murray Bridge and its surrounding towns and has coordinated successful White Ribbon Night and White Ribbon Day events in the past couple of years.

The Committee is excited to be part of the formal White Ribbon Committee structure, and looks forward to working closely with local schools, young people and businesses to raise awareness about preventing men’s violence against women.

Members

Kai Martin Labourer Ackmac Irrigation Trenching Supporter
Teresa O’Brien Senior Program Manager AC Care Inc. Supporter
Rebecca Turner Community Safety Officer Rural City of Murray Bridge Supporter
Stuart Kitto Principal Murray Bridge South Public School Supporter
Reg Budarick Community Services Manager Rural City of Murray Bridge Ambassador

Domestic violence is an important issue to me which I learnt about from a young age. As a young adult, I feel that I have a strong role in preventing violence against women. I have witnessed the effects of trauma from domestic violence and this has given me motivation to make sure that no one ever has to go through this experience.

No woman deserves to be impacted by violence, but currently 1 in 3 are. This is not okay. If we join together to build awareness we will see a decrease in violence. I am committed to using primary prevention initiatives that support youth to achieve generational change towards respectful and healthy relationships. I enjoy working in partnership with the community to build awareness and support.

Being part of the Murraylands White Ribbon Committee means that I can work with the local community to deliver primary prevention initiatives that support our community to adopt positive attitudes and behaviours, promote respectful relationships and achieve social change. I enjoy working with the Committee to organise White Ribbon events and activities, giving us the opportunity to embed White Ribbon values into all our work with the community.

We cannot keep making excuses about violence against women. We need to work together to change the habits, attitudes and ideas that have allowed this epidemic of violence to continue for far too long.

I believe that all women and children have a right to live their lives free of violence and intimidation. I believe it is important that men openly demonstrate their commitment to eliminating this behaviour, and in doing so, encourage other men to become involved and make a stand. As a father I want to be a role model for my son.

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