Com­mu­nity event for White Rib­bon DROUIN DENTURE CLINIC

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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