White Ribbon Day

On the 25th November, Wirreanda acknowledged White Ribbon Day – A day we as a school can stand up and say we do not condone any type of violence in our community and homes.

Staff and students wore a white ribbon or wristband and during the weeks leading up to the day. By wearing a white ribbon or wristband we made a personal pledge that the wearer does not excuse domestic and family violence, and is committed to supporting community action to stop violence in our homes.
• Over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence.
• A woman is most likely to be killed by her male partner in her home.
• Domestic and family violence is the principle cause of homelessness for women and their children.
• Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44.
• One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.
• One in four children are exposed to domestic violence, which is a recognised form of child abuse.
• The cost of violence against women to the Australian economy is estimated to rise to $15.6 billion per annum.
• One in five women experience harassment within the workplace.
• One in five women over 18 have been stalked during her lifetime.

Lunchtime outside the canteen we offered a BBQ to support White Ribbon day and gave students an opportunity to pledge their support and say no to domestic violence in their homes and community!

Scott Millar
Youth Worker

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