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Unions Tasmania supports White Ribbon Day

Unions Tasmania is proudly supporting the prevention of violence against women by hosting a morning tea to mark White Ribbon Day today (Friday 23rd November).

White Ribbon is an international organisation which seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women.   November 25 each year is marked as White Ribbon Day across the world.

Unions Tasmania Secretary Kevin Harkins said that today’s morning tea is a chance for Tasmanian men to speak out in opposition to violence against women.

“This is the second time Unions Tasmania has hosted an event to mark White Ribbon Day. It is important for Tasmanian men to have an opportunity to stand up and say that violence against women, in any form, is completely unacceptable.

“Unions Tasmania and our members are proud to support the White Ribbon movement and there is also tremendous support for the cause in the Tasmanian community generally.”

In concert with other men all around the world, attendees at today’s morning tea will take the White Ribbon Oath – a commitment to lead by example, to be a role model and to challenge sexist and violent behaviour.

Today’s morning tea will be held at Southern Water’s Goodwood Depot, 2 Hornby Road, Goodwood at 9.30am.

 


More Information - Kevin Harkins:  0419 376 362

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