Mid-Western Region group supports White Ribbon Day

Bob Stanley (Mudgee Rotary), Mudgee Police domestic violence liaison officer Sr Constable James Ray, Sr  Constable A.J. Tull,  Nicole Williams of Barnardos Mudgee, Marisa Quintana of People Against Violence, Morgan O’Reilly of Women Health and Community Health, Ken Reynolds and Sr Constable Troy Skinner at the White Ribbon display in Market Street

Bob Stanley (Mudgee Rotary), Mudgee Police domestic violence liaison officer Sr Constable James Ray, Sr Constable A.J. Tull, Nicole Williams of Barnardos Mudgee, Marisa Quintana of People Against Violence, Morgan O’Reilly of Women Health and Community Health, Ken Reynolds and Sr Constable Troy Skinner at the White Ribbon display in Market Street

The Mid-Western People Against Violence Committee invited members of the public to take a stand against violence against women on White Ribbon Day on Friday. 

The group staged a display in Market Street highlighting the problem of domestic violence and encouraging by-passers to standing up, speak out and act to prevent violence. 

Mudgee Police and representatives of local businesses, schools and community groups and Mid-Western Regional Council were among those supporting the campaign by wearing a white ribbon or signing an oath to act to prevent men’s violence against women. 

“Overall, we have had a good response from the community,” said Morgan O’Reilly of the Women’s Health unit at Community Health. 

Pioneer House resident Ken Reynolds was proud to wear the white ribbon on Friday. 

“I would like to see a day when violence against women is stamped out altogether,” he said. 

For the twelfth year, White Ribbon events were held across Australia to educate and raise awareness about men’s violence against women.

“White Ribbon applauds communities across Australia uniting on Wednesday, November 25,  in support of bringing an end to men’s violence against women,” White Ribbon Australia chair John Rosewarne said. 

“These communities represent the critical role of collective action to drive change,” 

“It is everyone’s responsibility to make this happen.

“We need ongoing action amongst our schools, workplaces, sporting clubs and politicians, if we are to become a society committed to respect, stopping the violence and delivering true gender equality.” 

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