White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon
Read about White Ribbon, Australia's only male campaign to end men's violence against women. White Ribbon Day canterbury bankstown White Ribbon is a male campaign to end men's violence against women. The campaign involves primary prevention initiatives, education, and raising awareness. Community Safety

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White Ribbon is Australia's only national, male-led Campaign to end men's violence against women. The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, as well as programs with youth, schools and workplaces – and across the broader community in general.

It's the responsibility of everyone in the community to ensure that violence and discrimination against women does not ​continue.

Why engage men?

The violence perpetrated by men against women must stop and it is up to men themselves to stop it. The victims are not merely statistics; they are firstly individual human women, and also wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends. Good men cannot and will not sit on the sidelines while those they love are at risk of harm.

The White Ribbon Campaign is about recognising the positive role that men can play in preventing violence against women. It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent.

White Ribbon Day in Canterbury-Bankstown

Each year to mark White Ribbon Day, Council, in partnership with a number of local working parties, holds various events aimed at raising awareness and changing attitudes towards violence against Women.​​

2019 White Ribbon Tug O' War Cup

Get a grip, pull your weight and oppose violence against women.

Local businesses, schools, organisations and residents are encouraged to enter their teams of five, to contest the Canterbury-Bankstown White Ribbon Tug O’ War Cup.

The day will involve male teams competing against each other, in a fun Tug O’ War competition, to show their support for the campaign. Participants and spectators will also have the opportunity to take the White Ribbon
Oath, to pledge their support for the campaign. 

When: Friday 22 November

Time: Noon-2.30pm

Where: John Mackay Indoor Sports Centre, Chapel Rd South, Bankstown

A BBQ lunch will be provided on the day for participants (available also for spectators to purchase).

Team registrations are free and close Wednesday 13 November ( conditions apply) REGISTER TEAM HERE

For more information call 9707 9471

       

Photo of Tug of War participants 

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White Ribbon Night – Break the Silence Youth Showcase 2019

The White Ribbon Night Break the Silence Youth Showcase was held on Thursday night 25 July at Bankstown Central Centre Court.
Local young people including Bankstown Youth Development Service’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T and Sisterhood programs, will performed and encouraged our community to help end violence against women.

Boys rap singing Girl rap singing

Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee White Ribbon Stall

To show their support for White Ribbon, the Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee held information stalls at local shopping centres during the week of White Ribbon Day​.

 

For more information, call Council’s ​Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer on 9707 9471.