Community unites on White Ribbon Day
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.”
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.
Tom Price community members march through town.