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  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (White Ribbon Day)—25 November 2014

    Posted 24/11/2014 by Janet Phillips

     

    In December 1999, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in order to encourage international governments to raise public awareness of the levels of violence experienced by the world’s women. In Australia, this day is marked as White Ribbon Day by the White Ribbon campaign—a national, male-led anti-violence campaign involving various awareness raising events and programs conducted in schools, workplaces and the community.

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    TAGS: violence against women, domestic violence

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  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (White Ribbon Day)—25 November 2012

    Posted 20/11/2012 by Janet Phillips
    In 1999, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (also marked in Australia as White Ribbon Day). Each year since then the UN has encouraged governments around the world to raise public awareness on this issue. In its anti-violence campaign fact sheet the UN points out that violence against women can take many forms (including physical, sexual, psychological and economic) and estimates that up to 70 pe... Read more...

    TAGS: international days, violence against women, women

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  • White Ribbon Day

    Posted 23/11/2011 by Liesl Mitchell
    A folded white ribbonThe 25th of November is White Ribbon Day. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the White Ribbon Campaign, which aims to prevent violence against women and to create positive role models for men and boys. White Ribbon Campaign co-founder, Michael Kaufman explains that: Wearing the ribbon is a public pledge never to commit, condone, nor remain silent about violence against women, and it is a call on governments and all institutions controlled by men to seriously address the issue.This approach ... Read more...

    TAGS: domestic violence, violence against women

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