Do not confuse fluttering white ribbons displayed on Friday 25th November 2016 with flags of surrender, because on White Ribbon Day those noble white ribbons will be a sign of strength, and of solidarity, in the fight to end domestic violence against women.
March alongside other supporters and hear from speakers Rosie Batty, Chris Dawes and a Victoria Police representative – all of whom work tirelessly on the front line against domestic violence - at the Westernport Takes a Stand rally on Friday 25th November 2016.
Organised by the Hastings Respectful Relationships group, Hastings Police, Emergency Services, MPSC and local organisations, the march will set-off at 11.45am from the Alfred Street Mall in Hastings. Participants are asked to assemble at 11.30am in readiness for this event. The parade will make its way to the Hastings Hall where organisers are providing a free BBQ.
Everyone is welcome to join in this event and show their support against violence.
The White Ribbon foundation was originally founded by two men in Toronto following a horrifying massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique University in Montreal where a man murdered 14 of his female classmates. However, violence does not only occur against women. Men can endure episodes of abuse, too and all violence needs to stop.
Being held in conjunction with 'Australia's campaign to stop violence against women', founded by the White Ribbon association, events are being held nationally on White Ribbon Day, along with plenty more subsidiary events right throughout the year. To find out more about his important cause, how you can help, to donate, find or even host an event, please visit the White Ribbon website by following the link here.
More information about the Westernport Takes a Stand rally can be found on the Hastings Community House website, which you'll find by following the link here or phone the Mornington Peninsula Shire on 5950 1250.