Stand up for the women in your life

LAST year in Queensland, 57% of homicides were related to domestic family violence.

These frightening statistics confirm that domestic violence against women and children, continues to be a state-wide epidemic.

This Sunday, the world will stand together against domestic violence.

White Ribbon Day is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women.

The annual awareness campaign seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.

It is a day where the silent majority of non-violent men can, by wearing a white ribbon, make a statement to all men that they will not commit, condone or stay silent about violence against women.

Wendy Reid from Australia's CEO Challenge, is encouraging community members to break the silence and get behind White Ribbon Day.

"When you think that one in three women will experience violence by a partner."

Visit whiteribbondayqueensland.com.au.

White Ribbon History

1991: White Ribbon was started by a group of men in Canada almost 20 years ago on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of 14 female engineering students.

1999: The United Nations declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

2003: White Ribbon activity began in Australia.

2007: The White Ribbon Foundation formed to provide a sustainable structure.



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