Ambassador Q&A: Mark Furner
Long-term White Ribbon Ambassador Mark Furner, MP for Ferny Grove actively engages with his community members and parliamentary colleagues about the significance of the White Ribbon Campaign.
What is your day job?
Member of Queensland Parliament, Ferny Grove
How long have you been a White Ribbon Ambassador?
Why did you decide to become an Ambassador?
I experienced firsthand the attempts of early onset of domestic violence towards my daughter from her boyfriend. Additionally, in a past career I represented women in workplaces who had been sexually harassed.
In what ways have you been involved in the White Ribbon Campaign?
I have held many events in workplaces, community and the parliament to raise awareness. These events have been educational about the campaign and engaged men to understand that violence against women is unacceptable.
Why is Gender Equality important to you as an Ambassador?
Gender equality is important to me because no one sex should have greater influence or power than the other. Also respect should be reciprocal between the sexes.
What goals do you hope to accomplish as an Ambassador in the future?
I have commenced an objective of recruiting as many members of the Queensland Parliament to become Ambassadors and started planning this year’s White Ribbon Twilight event.