White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end men's violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
White Ribbon Australia, as part of this movement, aims to create an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
Through education, awareness-raising campaigns, prevention programs and partnerships, we highlight the positive role men play in preventing men's violence against women and inspire them to be part of this social change.
White Ribbon Australia works through primary prevention initiatives targeting youth, schools, workplaces and the community:
The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program: an award-winning, world first accreditation program that supports workplaces to prevent and respond to violence against women. 23 organisations have become White Ribbon Workplaces, and the program has reached over 200,000 employees, the majority of which are men.
Breaking the Silence Schools Program: an award-winning professional development program that works with school leadership to embed models of respectful relationships in school culture and classroom activities. Since 2009, over 200 schools have participated, reaching over 110,000 students.
The White Ribbon Campaign: a social marketing campaign running throughout the year. The Campaign highlight is White Ribbon Day, 25 November. On this day, supporters are encouraged to take a stand by wearing a symbolic white ribbon.
White Ribbon Ambassadors: positive male role models from all walks of life who take an active role in stopping men’s violence against women. We have over 2,200 Ambassadors nationally.
To learn more about White Ribbon Australia, visit: www.whiteribbon.org.au
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Delegates had the chance to view 'Positively Remarkable People: Ending Violence against Women', an exhibition combining photographic portraits with quotes by individuals and groups who are committed to bringing an end to all forms of gender-based violence. It highlighted individual efforts, at the same time marking the depth and breadth of the movement. The exhibition will be held 2 - 13 February on Level 1 of the Law Building (the venue for Day 1 of the Conference) and is sponsored by UNSW Law.
For more information about the project, visit positivelyremarkable.wordpress.com.