NORTHERN TABLELANDS ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT WHITE RIBBON DAY

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging communities across the region to support White Ribbon Day this Friday, 25 November.

A proud White Ribbon Ambassador, Mr Marshall called on men in the community to take the oath on White Ribbon Day to make a stand to prevent violence against women.

The MP will be in Inverell tomorrow morning to participate again in the White Ribbon ‘Say No to Violence’ street march, starting at 10am from the corner of Byron and Lawrence Streets.

“White Ribbon challenges men to stand up, speak out and act to prevent violence against women being perpetrated by men.” Mr Marshall said.

“I encourage all men in the community to consider joining me in taking the oath and show your friends, family and colleagues that you will not stand for any form of violence against women.

“Community involvement is critical in order to reduce domestic violence of all forms. We need to work together and encourage our neighbours, family, friends, colleagues and the corporate section to all play their part in reducing the crime that is domestic violence.”

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said domestic violence is one of the biggest social issues affecting the lives of women and children.

“The NSW Government is leading the nation in tackling domestic violence. The 2016-17 Budget doubles the investment in specialist domestic violence initiatives to over $300 million over four years to support victims and hold perpetrators to account,” Mrs Goward said.

For information and support call the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732

For crisis accommodation information and referral call Link2home on 1800 152 152

Men having problems with violent behaviour can call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491

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