White Ribbon is calling on all Australians to host a White Ribbon Night on Friday July 28 and support the movement towards a safer community for women.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global male-led movement to stop violence against women with this year’s White Ribbon Night aiming to strengthen neighbourhood support networks.
Simone O’Brien, White Ribbon Advocate and mother of three, was brutally attacked by a former partner in 2012, surviving only because three of her neighbours raced to her aid.
“I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the help of my neighbours. I owe them my life. I would encourage everyone to get to know their neighbours. You never know what’s happening behind someone’s door and when you or someone else may need a helping hand,” said Ms O’Brien.
White Ribbon Night is an opportunity for Australians to reach out to their neighbours, start important conversations and build strong community bonds that could be lifesaving.
The White Ribbon campaign is a primary prevention initiative that aims to stop violence before it happens through education, awareness raising and by challenging ingrained attitudes and power inequalities that give rise to men’s violence against women.
Funds raised through White Ribbon Night events go towards prevention programs in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
To get involved by hosting a White Ribbon Night visit: www.whiteribbon.org.au/whiteribbonnight