November 16, 2020

Wrapped in White Against Domestic Violence.

As published by White Ribbon Australia

Friday 20th November 2020, White Ribbon Queensland urges every household to tie a white ribbon on their letterbox to raise awareness against domestic violence.

With 1 in 3 Australian women at risk of being a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime, the White Ribbon campaign aims to visibly raise awareness of this operant conditioning
within our society.

According to Chiu-Hing Chan, Chair, White Ribbon Queensland, “the statistics surrounding domestic violence in the home tripled during COVID.

“We know that events on their own are not enough – we need communities to mobilise for change,” said Chiu-Hing Chan, Chair of White Ribbon Queensland, “The purpose of White
Ribbon Day this year is to not only speak about the change that is needed, but to get involved in creating it.

It saddens me to say that on average 52 women die from domestic and family violence each year, and that number increases every year.”

“By tying a White Ribbon around your letterbox, you encourage everyone in your community to become involved and demonstrate their stance against domestic violence whilst creating
an opportunity to have that important conversation,” continued Mr Chan.

White Ribbon Queensland encourages everyone to decorate their letterboxes with white ribbons, white balloons, white lights, white teddy bears, white flowers, streamers or bed
sheets to raise awareness and conversations surrounding Domestic Violence.

White Ribbon Day aims to raise awareness of domestic violence, promote respectful relationships and creating a community free of violence and abuse. Community by Community, workplace by workplace, White Ribbon Australia seeks to generate an ongoing message against gendered violence and eliminate men’s violence against women.

 

 

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