White Ribbon Day a success
Around 30 locals attended the White Ribbon Day morning tea held at Corowa TAFE on Friday, November 23.
White Ribbon Day each year serves as an opportunity to stand up and speak out to end violence, by operating with, and alongside, many other community organisations and businesses.
White Ribbon Australia is part of a global movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women, whose aim is to create an Australian society where all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
According to the Australian Institute of Criminology (2017), one woman in Australia is murdered every week by her current or former partner, while one in two women experience sexual harassment in their lifetime.
Corowa TAFE’s Kelly Ralph said it was a great turnout at the Connected Learning Centre “to get the community together to show the world where we stand on ending men’s violence against women in Australia”.
Julianne Whyte from Amaranth Foundation gave an introduction on the day.
“The white ribbon is a sign of hope and a promise to stand up, to speak out and to act when you witness disrespect or abuse,” she said.
White Ribbon Australia envisions a nation that “respects women, in which every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse”.
White Ribbon Day aims to engage men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.
Lee Toy, a Counsellor with Murrumbidgee Local Health District, along with Cynthia House, was present to talk about their services for Corowa and surrounds.
Ms Ralph said it was an enjoyable morning tea.
“It was great to see the Men’s Shed and students from TAFE join in and enjoy the morning tea kindly donated by the Federation
Around 30 locals attended the Corowa Connected Learning Centre on White Ribbon Day to help end men’s violence against women.
Corowa TAFE Service Coordinator Kelly Ralph was pleased of the Corowa Men’s Shed attendance.