Cessnock City Council supporting White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Ambassador and Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encourages the community to support White Ribbon Day.
“For the past 15 years White Ribbon Australia has been working as part of a global movement to end men’s violence against women”.
“According to the Australian Institute of Criminology (2015), on average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner”.
“Statistics like this are simply unacceptable, which is why I firmly believe this is a conversation we need to be having year round, not only on White Ribbon Day”.
“I am confident this is something we are improving in our local area with so many members of the community and school students taking the White Ribbon pledge this year”, Cr Pynsent said.
Some of the local events this year included the ‘Let's Break the Silence about Violence Silent Disco’ held at both Cessnock High School and Kurri Kurri High School, Mount View High School’s White Ribbon Assembly and Cessnock Chamber of Commerce and Business and Professional Women) fourth annual White Ribbon Day breakfast.
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.
More information about White Ribbon is available from www.whiteribbon.org.au