Campaign to Say NO to Violence Against Women
The International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, is held annually on 25th November. White Ribbon Day signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on International Human Rights Day (10th December).
Despite the increased awareness of the issue in recent years, the incidents of violence against women in our community continues to occur at an alarming rate. We need to stand up and speak out that violence against women is unacceptable and has no place in our society.
CRN supports the campaign to end violence against women. During the month of November there are many events and ways to join in this campaign, including:
- #wrapitwhite – Businesses, community orgransiations, Council and government agencies are encouraged to wrap their doorways, windows, fences, etc with white ribbons, take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #WrapItWhite to show support in saying no to violence against women.
- White Ribbon Day Events – Many fundraising and awareness events aimed at bringing the community together to stand up against violence against women will be held all over the city. Go to our events page to find out details of a couple of White Ribbon Day events happening in Blacktown and The Hills.
To find out more, or to get involved in the ongoing local campaign to stop violence against women, contact your nearest Domestic Violence lnteragency:
- Outer West Domestic Violence Network (OWDVN)
- Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Network (HDVPN)
For more information about White Ribbon Day, go to http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
To find local domestic violence services, visit our Resources page and download the OWDVN Directory of Services.