Community event for White Ribbon DROUIN DENTURE CLINIC
Community working group Our Watch Our Issue will host a free barbecue at Civic Park, Warragul on Friday, November 24 for White Ribbon Day.
Members of Our Watch Our Issue are inviting the community and organisational leaders to come and stand together to prevent violence against women. The barbecue will be held at Civic Park, Warragul from noon until 1pm. Th free sausage sizzle will include vegetarian options.
It has also been supported by Warragul Rotary Club, Victoria Police, Baw Baw Shire and Quantum Support Services.
Now in its 27th year, White Ribbon Day is the most well-known bystander campaign to prevent men’s disrespectful behaviour and all violence against women in Australia.
White Ribbon is a non-government grassroots social movement which is committed to building a community where every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse. The national organisation relies on individual and corporate donations to fund social change programs.
White Ribbon Australia is calling on all men to take a stand against disrespectful behaviour and all acts of violence against women.
This year’s White Ribbon events have the theme STOP. STOP stands for:
See (Know the signs and pay attention because your actions are important in helping to stop violence against women)
Talk (Words are part of disrespectful and abusive behaviour but words can also help stop abuse and prevent violence against women – speak up if you witness abusive behaviour)
Offer support (Intervening doesn’t mean putting yourself in danger - call the police, offer a ride home, offer to safely intervene)
Prevent (Think about what you can do every day to promote respect towards women, educate yourself and learn the signs of disrespect and abusive behaviour and don’t be afraid to talk about it with friends)
On average, one woman is killed every week in Australia by domestic violence.
Anyone experiencing violence or that suspects someone else who may be experiencing violence can contact 1800 RESPECT for advice and support. In an emergency call police on 000.