Published on 22 November 2021
25 November is international White Ribbon Day and this year’s campaign is shining a light on violence prevention, focusing on four key issues – Respectful Relationships, Healthy Masculinities, Consent, and fostering a Call-in Culture.
This image shows the adult figure is passing the White Ribbon Torch to the child figure, symbolising the passing on of the healthy behaviours and attitudes that we should role model and teach to children.
We are White Ribbon Accredited and strong supporters of the annual White Ribbon campaign. We want to see a change towards better, healthier versions of masculinities (where boys/men can be who they want to be and express emotions).
The more men that talk about having respectful relationships and different ways of being men, the more this behaviour is seen as normal. Men’s domestic and sexual violence toward women is persistent – but can be changed.
The White Ribbon website has some excellent advice and a toolbox for each of the four key issues. We encourage you to go whiteribbon.org.nz and read the information, talk to your friends and whānau about the key issues, and how you can help change the narrative.
There is also an event planned for 27 November that you are welcome to attend: https://www.upperhuttcity.com/Community/Events/White-Ribbon-Community-Fun-Day