In Support of White Ribbon
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).
Violence against women is at epidemic proportions. Devastatingly, over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of intimate partner violence.
Murder is at the pointy end of a broad spectrum of violence against women. A spectrum that encompasses financial, verbal, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, as well as workplace harassment. They all form part of a devastating cycle of violence.
CRN supports the campaign to end violence against women by helping to break the silence, to raise awareness of the issue, as well as support the ongoing work to bring violence against women to an end. We all need to stand up and speak out that violence against women is unacceptable and has no place in our society.
During the month of November there are a number of events held in Blacktown and The Hills as part of the White Ribbon campaign, such as
- Annual White Ribbon Breakfast – Held at Blacktown Workers Club
- Annual White Ribbon March & Breakfast – Held at Castle Hill RSL Club
Visit the events page on the White Ribbon website to find out what’s happening near you.
To get involved locally, there are a number of Domestic Violence Interagency meetings held on a regular basis throughout the year to help with the coordination of services, campaigns and events aimed at ending violence against women:
- Outer West Domestic Violence Network (OWDVN)
- Blacktown Domestic Violence Forum (BDVF)
- Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Network (HDVPN)
Visit our Resources page to view or download our Interagency Calendars to find out the contact details, or meeting dates for the above listed interagencies. You will also find the OWDVN Directory of Services for the Blacktown LGA on our Resources page which CRN recently updated. The Directory is full of useful information about Domestic Violence and the services available to help.
If you are experiencing violence or suspect someone else is, please contact 1800 RESPECT for advice and support. In an emergency, call the police on 000
For more information about White Ribbon, go to www.whiteribbon.org.au