Shire pre­pares for White Rib­bon Day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Dou­glas com­mu­nity is en­cour­aged to show their sup­port for stop­ping vi­o­lence against women by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the White Rib­bon Day Twi­light Walk in Moss­man on Fri­day, Novem­ber 25..

Moss­man will once again lead what is ex­pected to be one of the big­gest com­mu­nity events for White Rib­bon Day in re­gional Queens­land.

Funds raised will help sup­port pri­mary pre­ven­tion ini­tia­tives and the an­nual cam­paign which White Rib­bon Aus­tralia seeks to change the at­ti­tudes and be­hav­iours that lead to and per­pet­u­ate men’s vi­o­lence against women.

Those par­tic­i­pat­ing are asked to wear white or their rel­e­vant uni­form should they be rep­re­sent­ing their lo­cal busi­ness, or­gan­i­sa­tion, school or sport­ing group.

Par­tic­i­pants are asked to con­gre­gate in the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil car park in Front Street by 5:15pm for a 5:30pm de­par­ture.

Po­lice will es­cort the walk­ers along Front Street to St David’s Church in Fox­ton Av­enue.

There the marchers will hear from guest speak­ers, ob­tain rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion, and en­joy light en­ter­tain­ment and re­fresh­ments.

The White Rib­bon event will be im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by an out­door fam­ily-friendly movie hosted by the Moss­man Youth Ser­vice.

If you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing vi­o­lence or sus­pect some­one else is, please con­tact 1800 RE­SPECT for ad­vice and sup­port. In an emer­gency, call the po­lice on 000.

End vi­o­lence against women: White Rib­bon Day or­gan­is­ers in the Dou­glas shire.

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