White Ribbon Day
26 November 2017
White Ribbon Day – National day to stop men’s violence against women
Integrated Cultures ACT Inc. and Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Canberra chapter along with Integrated Women’s Network and likeminded community groups celebrate three events on the one day – International Men’s Day (falling on 19 November); International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (falling on 25 November); and White Ribbon – Australia’s campaign to prevent men’s violence against women.
Speakers: Ms Maria Dimopoulos, nationally and internationally recognised expert on gender equality and violence against women and member of the first National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children; and Mr Brendan Maher, CEO of R U OK? and a White Ribbon Ambassador.
We will be honoured by the presence of Dr A. M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India; Mr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and a White Ribbon Ambassador; Ms Rachel Stephen-Smith, ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs; Ms Elizabeth Kikkert MLA: Ms Bec Cody MLA; Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA; and Uncle Benny Hodges, of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and also a White Ribbon Ambassador.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global male-led movement to stop violence against women. It engages and enables men and boys to lead this social change. In Australia, White Ribbon is an organisation that works to prevent violence by changing attitudes and behaviours.
Several men, attending the event, have confirmed that they will be taking this oath – “I will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women”. This is my oath.
Event Price: $Free