Violence is a behaviour
Roger Yeo, White Ribbon Ambassador,
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In 2012, Rachelle Yeo was stabbed to death in her Northern Beaches home by a former partner. Five years on, Rachelle’s father Roger, and her mother Kathy, continue to actively advocate for change, raising awareness and much needed funds for White Ribbon Australia in the hope that other families will not have to go through what they have.
Roger Yeo, has become a White Ribbon Ambassador, and shares with us his heartache: "Kathy and I, and many others, have experienced the grief and impact of losing a daughter, a wife, a sister or niece to men's violence. That impact reaches far beyond the direct impact on the victim and their immediate family. We understand now that for every tragedy affecting one victim there are thousands of other lives affected."
"Behaviour change is generational……it is difficult because it takes time. It takes every Dad talking to his sons about respect for women; every parent talking to their daughters about what positive, supportive relationships feel like; mates talking to each other about what are acceptable attitudes and behaviours; teachers educating kids at school about respectful relationships; coaches leading their team to demonstrate appropriate behaviours on and off the playing fields."