Rid­ers with a mes­sage hit the road

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The White Rib­bon Cam­paign bik­ers rode into Toko­roa re­cently.

The White Rib­bon cam­paign is about giv­ing the vic­tims of vi­o­lence a voice and en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to ad­vo­cate against vi­o­lence to­wards women all year round.

The White Rib­bon Ride was launched in Ro­torua and will see men on bikes drive across the coun­try ask­ing one im­por­tant ques­tion: ‘‘Are you man enough to stop vi­o­lence to­wards women?’’

The bik­ers then rode into Toko­roa last week­end.

This year there were more than 40 bikes be­ing hosted, the event is get­ting big­ger and big­ger each year and it was a great sight see­ing the rid­ers ar­rive in a group.

The ride, which kicked off at the lake­front, is one of the White Rib­bon Aware­ness Month’s big­gest ini­tia­tives to spread the an­tido­mes­tic vi­o­lence mes­sage right across New Zealand.

This cam­paign is an op­por­tu­nity to shed some light on an of­ten taboo sub­ject.

It is about our com­mu­ni­ties tak­ing a col­lec­tive stand against abuse to­wards women.

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