- Friday 25 November 2016
The community, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast White Ribbon Committee and council, today (November 25) gathered at Nambour to join the global campaign to stop men’s violence against women.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said on White Ribbon Day councils from across Queensland united with the community to send the clear message that family violence will not be tolerated.
“White Ribbon Day is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“As a White Ribbon Ambassador, I pledge to be at the forefront of the Sunshine Coast social movement to stop domestic violence in our community and support cultural change.”
White Ribbon Day Committee Chair Queensland Police Service Sunshine Coast District Officer Superintendent Darryl Johnson said White Ribbon Day aimed to create an Australian society where women and girls can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
“On November 25, the Sunshine Coast White Ribbon Committee, council and the community came together to take a stand and take an oath against domestic violence,” he said.
“As community leaders who care about the women and children in our lives, we can take responsibility to help ensure that women and children live free from fear and violence.”
Those who wish to support the critical work of White Ribbon Australia in the prevention of men’s violence against women can also make a tax deductible donation at www.whiteribbon.org.au/donate. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
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 24-hour, confidential, domestic violence counselling, support and refuge support call DVConnect on 1800 811 811 or SCOPE Sunshine Coast regional domestic and family violence service on 5430 9300. If you are in immediate danger please contact Police on 000.