Aware­ness

Com­mu­nity unites on White Rib­bon Day

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Per­era

Peo­ple united to take a stand against fam­ily vi­o­lence in the Pil­bara last week at sev­eral events to mark the na­tional day of aware­ness, White Rib­bon Day.

In Tom Price on Thurs­day, about 120 res­i­dents marched through town in an event or­gan­ised by the Nin­tirri Cen­tre. On Fri­day. Mis­sion Aus­tralia, IBN and Pil­bara Mo­tor­cy­cle Sis­ters hosted a com­mu­nity event in the Kar­ratha CBD fea­tur­ing White Rib­bon Day in­for­ma­tion, a sausage siz­zle and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Kar­ratha and dis­tricts branch of Sorop­ti­mists In­ter­na­tional, Sal­va­tion Army and Angli­care fol­lowed that up at the week­end by yarn bomb­ing sev­eral benches at the Kar­ratha Quar­ter pur­ple in mem­ory of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence vic­tims.

Mis­sion Aus­tralia Pil­bara area man­ager He­len McMa­hon said White Rib­bon Day was an op­por­tu­nity to have an open con­ver­sa­tion about the is­sue of fam­ily vi­o­lence and “in­creas­ing aware­ness of what do­mes­tic vi­o­lence can do to whole com­mu­ni­ties and fam­i­lies.”

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

IBN team leader Danny Brown, Pil­bara Mo­tor­cy­cle Sis­ters pres­i­dent Leah Sc­holes, Mis­sion Aus­tralia Pil­bara area man­ager He­len McMa­hon and Angli­care fam­ily and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence coun­sel­lor Maria Borges at the Kar­ratha event for White Rib­bon Day.

Pic­ture: Shir­lene Gotz

Tom Price com­mu­nity mem­bers march through town.

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