What is White Ribbon?
White Ribbon is an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women. It is a male-led campaign that believes that most men are good and that good men abhor such violence. White Ribbon also believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others.
Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate violence against women.
Why the work of White Ribbon is so important
Violence against women is a grave problem in Australian society.
- One woman is killed every week by a current or former partner.
- One in three women over the age of 15 report physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives, and
- Domestic and family violence is the major cause of homelessness for women and their children, and a recognised form of child abuse.
Why Moreland Council is involved
Moreland City Council is committed to preventing family violence and violence against women.
Council has endorsed the Moreland Family Violence Prevention Strategy and is currently implementing activities to address the determinants of family violence through annual Action Plans.
- Moreland Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2011-2015 (PDF 1Mb)
- Moreland Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2011-2015 (DOC 267Kb)
- Moreland Family Violence Prevention Action Plan 2013-2014 (PDF 455Kb)
- Moreland Family Violence Prevention Action Plan 2013-2014 (DOC 290Kb)
White Ribbon Day 2014
Staff from local organisations organised a group march from their workplaces to Victoria Street Mall on 25 November 2014 to show their support for the White Ribbon Day campaign, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This event was supported by Merri Community Health, Moreland City Council and Victoria Police.
Watch our White Ribbon Day videos
Moreland men pledge their support for the White Ribbon campaign and talk about their commitment to help end violence against women.
A short animation on the White Ribbon Day campaign, providing information about where and how to get help if you are experiencing issues with anger or abuse.
More information about family violence prevention and support
Family violence - information about local support services on Council's website
Department of Human Services, Family Violence - information for service providers in the Northern Metropolitan Region
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Preventing Violence Against Women - research and projects
Northern Integrated Family Violence Services - information for service providers
Municipal Association of Victoria, Gender Equity and Preventing Violence Against Women - information for local governments and regional bodies
Our Watch - National Foundation to End Violence Against Women and Their Children
No To Violence - Male Family Violence Prevention Association