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White Ribbon Day



November 25th is White Ribbon Day which is Australia's campaign to prevent men's violence against women. The Eurobodalla Domestic Violence Committee has organised an event to help raise awareness and to support the annual White Ribbon Day. The NSW Police Far South Coast Command are proud to be a part of this important event. On Saturday 26th November 2016 a White Ribbon Day event will be held at Riverside Park, Moruya. The event will commence at 10am with a short walk from the rotunda in Russ Martin Park (beside the bridge) to the amphitheatre in Riverside Park. All community members are invited to come along and take part in the short walk against violence. Participants are encouraged to wear a white shirt if they have one. Once at Riverside Park there will be a BBQ, artwork from local schools, activities and displays & information from local organisations. On Friday 25th November 2016 Bega White Ribbon Day street stall Ayres Walkway at 9-12noon. Then on Thursday 8th December 2016 WALK AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYONE!! Community Event - Meet at Kisses Lagoon at 11.15 for 11.30 walk to Littleton Gardens. 60 crosses will be carried to signify women and children who have lost their lives to violence this year. The crosses will be planted in the park followed by a minutes noise because we will not remain silent about domestic violence. At each event local service providers will be distributing information, white ribbons and Say NO to Violence wristbands. The Far South Coast LAC - NSW Police Force ask the community for support by “wearing a white ribbon the person makes a pledge not commit, condone nor remain silent about violence against women and children” White Ribbon Australia seeks an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse. White Ribbon Australia works through a primary prevention approach to stop violence against women before it happens. We see men as central to this, and support them to work alongside women to demand social change. Through education, awareness-raising and creative campaigns, prevention programs and partnerships, we highlight the positive role men play in this social movement and support them to stand up, speak out and act to stop men’s violence against women. The NSW Police have a Crime prevention video series called Crime Prevention Tips Their Latest video is titled: Protect your family and friends from Domestic & Family Violence


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