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Channel 7 television personality, Andrew O’Keefe, will head this year’s White Ribbon Day march in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, and address the crowd at its conclusion.
The fifth annual march will be held on Friday (24 November) and is expected to attract more than 2,000 people.
As a White Ribbon Ambassador, Mayor Khal Asfour called on the community to ‘walk the talk’ and get involved in the campaign.
"White Ribbon is Australia’s national campaign to end violence against women," he said.
"White Ribbon Day is held in November each year, on the same day as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.
"All of these days highlight that violence against women is a human rights abuse and it needs to stop."
Campsie Police Community Liason Officer, Sina Winterstein, encouraged families to support the men in the community to boldly stand-up and speak out against violence against women.
"It’s an important issue that impacts the whole community," she said.
"Come down to the event to let our diverse and multicultural community know that violence against women is not accepted!"
Registrations will open from 5.30pm, with the march starting at 6pm from Gillies Street, Lakemba, concluding at Parry Park at 6.45pm.
The event will also feature performances by local students who have taken part in the RESPECT program.
The march follows the annual White Ribbon Day Tug O’ War Cup which is being held earlier in the day, from noon to 2.30pm, at the John Mackay Sports Centre, in the Memorial Oval complex at Bankstown.
For more information on Canterbury-Bankstown’s White Ribbon Day events, go to cb.city/whiteribbonday
8/03/2018 10:04 AM