48% of women have experienced physical violence
34% of women have experienced sexual violence*
14% of young women aged 12 to 20 have experienced rape or sexual assault**

Join over 60,00 Australians, including many celebrities like Rove, Keith Urban and Andrew O’Keefe and take an oath to end violence against women. 

It is important to let young men know that violence is not part of a loving and caring relationship and can never be justified. Research shows that 30.2% of sexually active Year 10 girls and 26.6% of sexually active Year 12 girls have ever experienced unwanted sex.

Sunday 25th November 2012 marks white ribbon day. It is an opportunity for everyone to show their support by wearing a white ribbon and taking the oath at www.myoath.com.au

Never to commit violence against women,
Never to excuse violence against women, and
Never to remain silent about violence against women

Spread the word by talking to friends about the importance of protecting women from violence. Hold a ‘blokes coffee morning’ or organise a game of footy to raise awareness.

Men who wear a white ribbon show their opposition to violence against women and their commitment to equality between women and men. As fathers, brothers and uncles they are also positive role models to teenage boys.

The White Ribbon website also has resources for schools, universities and the workplace so for more ideas on how to support this cause visit  www.whiteribbon.org.au

If you are concerned about the safety of someone you know encourage them to get help from the national services below:

For emergency situations that require immediate and urgent assistance call. 000
National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – (24 hours) 1800 200 526
Lifeline (24 hours) 131 114
MensLine (24 hours) 1300 78 99 78
Kids Help Line (24 hours) 1800 551 800

* ABS 2006
**National Crime Prevention 2001

Writer Helen Splarn. Editor Dr Ramesh Manocha.
Source: White Ribbon