Today: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

 

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, or perhaps better known as, White Ribbon Day.

The White Ribbon campaign in Australia can be found here: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/. This campaign invites men to swear an oath never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. White ribbons can also be purchased and worn to show support.

From the website: “The White Ribbon Campaign, from it’s very origins, is about recognising the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women. The Campaign fosters and encourages male leadership on the prevention of violence against women, based in the understanding that most men aren’t violent. The White Ribbon Campaign is a means for men to speak out against violence against women, and to safely and effectively challenge the attitudes and behaviours of a minority of men who use or condone violence against women.”

Get on board guys.

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