Ambassador Q&A: Arman Abrahimzadeh
White Ribbon Ambassador Arman Abrahimzadeh shares with us what the ambassadorship role means to him and the contributions he hopes to continue making to the White Ribbon Campaign.
What is your day job?
I run my own design and construction firm as well as manage the design and drafting department for one of South Australia’s largest builders.
How long have you been a White Ribbon Ambassador?
Almost 3 years.
Why did you decide to become an Ambassador?
I wanted to speak out after I lost my mum to domestic violence. There was so much I saw and experienced in an abusive home and I didn’t want another woman or child to go through similar sort of abuse, that is why I wanted to become a White Ribbon Ambassador.
In what ways have you been involved in the White Ribbon Campaign?
In my role as a White Ribbon Ambassador, I have been involved in several marches, fundraisers and a variety of events. I have also been fortunate enough to have spoken at schools, sporting clubs and service clubs, as well as make media appearances on White Ribbon Day.
Why is Gender Equality important to you as an Ambassador?
As a Ambassadors, I believe gender inequality is the underlying and leading cause of the abuse and violence toward women. To eliminate the abuse and violence, the inequality needs to be eliminated.
What goals do you hope to accomplish as an Ambassador in the future?
Increase constructive conversations around domestic violence and gender equality, especially in CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities and to see a reduction in domestic violence related deaths.