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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.
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.
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.
'Strong men' are those who will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. In 2017, the fifth annual White Ribbon Tug O’ War Cup will take place, welcoming men from local businesses, organisations, community groups and residents across Canterbury Bankstown to submit their team of five 'strong men'.
This year, the Canterbury Bankstown White Ribbon Tug O' War Cup will be held on:
Friday 24 November 2017Noon–2.30pmJohn Mackay Indoor Sports CentreChapel Road, BankstownRegistrations for this event will open in October 2017
Over the past four years, this event has attracted more than 500 men from local businesses, community and government organisations to show their support to ending violence against women, through participation in a friendly Tug O' War competition.
In 2016, 27 teams of five men from the local Bankstown community, Government organisations, as well as schools and local businesses registered to show their support. More than 300 participants and spectators also came along on the day. More than 200 spectators also came along on the day.
If you have a team that is committed to this campaign and would like to participate on the day, REGISTER HERE.
Real men walk the talk! In 2017, Canterbury Bankstown Council in partnership with NSW Police (Campsie Local Area Command) will host the fifth annual White Ribbon March.
Over the past four years, this event has attracted over 1,500 participants and it is expected that the event will continue to grow. The march provides an opportunity for local residents, schools and organisations to show their support in preventing and ending Domestic Violence within the community. Before the march, men are encouraged to take the White Ribbon oath to stand up, speak out and end violence against women.
This year the march will take place at:
Date: Friday 24 November 2017Time: 5.30pm registration for 6.00pm startLocation: Gillies Street, Lakemba to Parry Park, Punchbowl
At Parry Park there will be food, entertainment and White Ribbon performances that promote the message that there is no excuse for abuse.
For more information, contact Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer on 9789 9664.
To show their support for White Ribbon, the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee will be holding an information stall to provide information to local residents about support services that are available in our City.
The stall will be held on:
Date: Monday 27 November 2017
Time: 9am-12pmLocation: Campsie Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
For more information, contact Council’s
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer on 9707 9471.