Tom Price gath­ers to end the violence

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A White Rib­bon event in Tom Price brought 50 peo­ple to­gether to raise aware­ness of the need to end male violence against women.

East­ern Gu­ruma el­der Wayne Stevens gave a wel­come to coun­try and talked about end­ing men’s violence in Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties.

WA shadow min­is­ter for dis­abil­i­ties ser­vices, men­tal health and child pro­tec­tion and White Rib­bon am­bas­sador Stephen Daw­son spoke first at the lunch, fol­lowed by IBN Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive and White Rib­bon am­bas­sador Tony McRae, and then Sergeant Kevin Jones of Tom Price po­lice.

Nin­tirri Cen­tre Tom Price and sur­rounds fam­ily and do­mes­tic coun­sel­lor and preven­tion/ed­u­ca­tion co-or­di­na­tor Christine Charles said the White Rib­bon vi­sion for women to live with­out the fear of violence was an im­por­tant part of her role.

“(I’m) pleased that days like to­day bring do­mes­tic violence out of the dark and it is now a topic that peo­ple are not afraid to speak up about,” she said. “It is time for change and to say no to violence of any kind.”

Justin Robin­son and Tim Bro­ken­shire from the Tom Price Men’s Shed led the swear­ing of the White Rib­bon oath.

Sergeant Kevin Jones, IBN chief Tony McRae, the Nin­tirri Cen­tre’s Christine Charles, el­der Wayne Stevens, Nin­tirri Cen­tre chief Sarah Kemp, Stephen Daw­son and Shire of Ash­bur­ton coun­cil­lor Peter Foster.

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