Leeton Shire Council in partnership with teachers from St Francis de Sales Regional College invite community and business to take charge this White Ribbon Day in supporting the movement against domestic violence.
White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led group to end men’s violence against women.
Male residents of Leeton are being encouraged to participate in a photo shoot for the “Stop Violence Against Women” initiative that is taking place on Thursday 30th November by further showing their commitment to support women that are being subjected to domestic violence.
Leeton Shire Mayor, Cr Paul Maytom, stated that public events such as this are extremely important for the community to embrace and will assist towns such as Leeton to continue to build awareness and a “no tolerance” approach to this type of antisocial behaviour.
“The victims of these violent acts are not merely statistics. They are wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends. Good men cannot and will not sit on the sidelines while those they love are at risk of harm,” he said.
“I am encouraging all businesses in Leeton Shire to allow their staff to attend the photo opportunity to show their support against this extremely inappropriate and antisocial behaviour.”
Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Sarah Collis, also highlighted that there would be additional fundraising taking place during the day.
“Our local high school students will be walking the main street prior to the event selling white ribbon pins in order to raise money for White Ribbon Australia”, she said.
Interested participants will be meeting at the Leeton Roxy Community Theatre at 11.30am to have a photo opportunity which will only require ten minutes out of your day.