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.​​

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White Ribbon Night – Break the Silence Youth Showcase

Join us for the White Ribbon Night Break the Silence Youth Showcase!
Local young people including Bankstown Youth Development Service’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T and Sisterhood programs, will perform to encourage our community to help end violence against women.
Come on down and have a night in, to get the word out.
Thursday 25 July, 6pm
Centre Court (opposite Kmart),
Bankstown Central​

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.