In a Partnership Agreement between White Ribbon and Army, Lieutenant General Morrison has agreed to Duntroon and the Army Recruit Training Centre participating in the White Ribbon workplace accreditation pilot project.
The Pilot Project provides organisations with a proactive way of becoming part of the program to address attitudes and behaviours that allow violence against women to occur, within their own organisation and influencing the community around them.
“As an Ambassador for White Ribbon and as the Chief of Army, I think it’s fantastic the Australian Army has an opportunity to show its worth through this project,” said Lieutenant General Morrison.
“We will use the Royal Military College here at Duntroon and our recruit training program in Kapooka as two areas where we will demonstrate that we can live up to the values of White Ribbon and be accredited as a workplace as a result.”
Lieutenant General Morrison also said it was all about respect for your mates whether male or female.
“White Ribbon is about preventing violence to women, and when you think about what the Australian Army has done through its 111 years of history and all the operational theatres we’ve been in, much of the focus has been on just that, stopping violence to the population we’re working amongst,” he said
“Afghanistan is a terrific example of what we, as an Army acting for the nation, can do.”
Under the agreement, all units and commands will be able to include White Ribbon events as part of their annual activities, with more commanders to become White Ribbon ambassadors.
For more information visit the White Ribbon website.
Below is a video message from the Australian Army and other Australian workplaces who have signed on with the Pilot Project, and why more Australian workplaces should get involved.