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Governance

A registered charity

White Ribbon Australia is a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The organisation’s purpose is to promote the prevention of violence against women in Australia by engaging men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too. White Ribbon’s vision is for a nation that respects women, and in which every woman can live in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse.

More information on our objectives can be found in the White Ribbon Strategic Framework 2016 – 2019.

You can also find further information in our past and present Annual Reports:

Our values

We are committed to the following values and bring these to bear in all that we do:

Courage: in facing challenges and finding creative and innovative solutions
Integrity: ethical, honest and accountable to all
Respect: compassionate, honouring and acknowledging difference and upholding dignity
Collaboration: working collaboratively to drive positive social change
Leadership: leaders in driving lasting, positive normative change.

Responsibilities of the Board

The White Ribbon Australia Board and its members have responsibility under the Australian Companies Act to meet all obligations as company directors. Generally the Board’s responsibility is to identify the organisation’s direction and goals and it is management’s responsibility to decide how to implement these plans.

The function of the White Ribbon Board is to collectively ensure the delivery of its objectives, to set its strategic direction, and to uphold its values. The Board is collectively responsible and accountable for ensuring and monitoring that White Ribbon is performing well, is solvent, and is complying with all of its legal, financial and ethical obligations.

Our Constitution

The Board’s role is established by the terms of the White Ribbon Australia Constitution, which outlines their duties and key responsibilities. The Board has sub-committees, which oversee governance, audit and risk, remuneration and creative.

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