Support White Ribbon Day

Published: Monday 23rd November 2015

ACU's Ballarat community shows their support for White Ribbon Day

Above: Staff and students on ACU's Ballarat campus show their support for the White Ribbon campaign.

White Ribbon Ambassador and ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven applauds the hundreds of staff and students who are showing their support this week for a campaign to end domestic violence.

The ACU community is holding a series of White Ribbon events across its campuses this week to help break the silence around domestic violence.

The White Ribbon campaign is built around men speaking out against violence, and speaking up for the right of women to feel safe.  White Ribbon Ambassador and ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven says he is proud of the ACU community for showing their support for the campaign.

“White Ribbon Day aligns with ACU’s Mission and values which honour the dignity of all people. Everyone has the right to feel safe and we must send the message that violence is unacceptable in our community.”

“Staff and students have shown their solidarity with those who have suffered from violence by attending White Ribbon events, wearing a White Ribbon and posting messages of their support to social media channels,” Professor Craven said.

A photogallery can be viewed of students and staff who have posted photos with a White Ribbon Flag containing a message of support.

“Staff on our Brisbane and Canberra campuses have held White Ribbon events already this week to raise awareness and funds to support work to end the cycles of violence.  Melbourne’s event is today and North Sydney, Strathfield, Ballarat will hold their events tomorrow on White Ribbon Day.  I encourage everyone to participate.”

White Ribbon events

Melbourne: Tuesday, 24 November
A presentation by Katherine Georgakopoulos from Doncare will be held at 12.30 pm on the Ground floor of Mary Glowery building. Katherine and a team from Doncare developed the ‘iMatter’ app to help young women understand the warning signs of abusive and controlling behaviour in relationships as well as promote healthy self-esteem. Katherine and several iMatter leaders will be available at an information stand to coincide with the talk.

Ballarat: Wednesday, 25 November
A morning tea will be held at 10.30am in the staff room.

North Sydney: Wednesday, 25 November
Afternoon Tea will be held for staff from 3pm to 4pm in the Ryan Auditorium Foyer.

Strathfield: Wednesday, 25 November
A barbecue will be held for staff from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the quadrangle.