Events to com­bat vi­o­lence

Pilbara News - - News - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

Wax­ing Wook­iees and hip-hop mu­sic — th­ese are some of the ways Pil­bara res­i­dents can help com­bat vi­o­lence against women this month.

The Kar­ratha White Rib­bon com­mit­tee has put to­gether a se­ries of events this month tar­get­ing all ages and both gen­ders in a bid to raise aware­ness of the cause.

The events started yes­ter­day with a boot camp for boys in Roe­bourne at the Saints Gym.

Tonight, a girls’ pam­per night will be held in Roe­bourne at the Yaan­d­ina Youth Cen­tre from 4pm, while a sim­i­lar event will be held the next day in Kar­ratha from 3pm.

The two nights will in­clude nail paint­ing, man­i­cures, henna, hair styling, and a guest speaker who will talk one-on-one with girls about healthy re­la­tion­ships.

On Satur­day at the Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre, the com­mu­nity can spon­sor wax strips or, if they are par­tic­u­larly hairy, be waxed them­selves to raise money at 10am. Hip-hop work­shops will be held next week from Tues­day to Thurs­day at the Yaan­d­ina Youth Cen­tre from 3pm with Perth artists JPoint.

Par­tic­i­pants will de­velop their mu­si­cal skills and learn song­writ­ing.

A net­work­ing morn­ing tea will be held on Novem­ber 25 and a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence fo­rum on Novem­ber 27, which the com­mit­tee is en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to at­tend.

A Kar­ratha White Rib­bon com­mit­tee spokes­woman said the point of such var­ied events was to open the cause to as many in the com­mu­nity as pos­si­ble.

Tom Price is also hold­ing a lunch on Novem­ber 28 at the Moun­tain View Sport­ing Club.

Guest speak­ers in­clude WA shadow min­is­ter for men­tal health and child pro­tec­tion Stephen Daw­son and Tom Price po­lice of­fi­cerin-charge Sergeant Kevin Jones.

Novem­ber 25 is White Rib­bon Day, when peo­ple vow to take ac­tion to pre­vent vi­o­lence against women.

For in­for­ma­tion on the Kar­ratha events, email gre­go­ryl@ mis­sion­aus­, and for the Tom Price event, ring 9188 0500.

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