Army supports White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Australia is the only national male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women. Their vision is for all women to live in safety free from all forms of men’s violence.
White Ribbon Day is observed each year on 25 November and men from across the country are encouraged to swear the White Ribbon Oath and join the conversation about men’s violence against women.
Earlier this year, Army furthered it’s partnership with White Ribbon which began in 2012, undertaking to become a White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace by 25 November 2015.
At a White Ribbon Day address to students of The King’s School in Sydney last week (14 Nov 14), the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, said that violence against women was more than a statistic and required urgent action.
“It is my view that in the matter of violence against women leadership, especially from men, is urgently required,” Lieutenant General Morrison said.
“I encourage Army members to intervene to prevent violence against women. I also encourage my commanders to become White Ribbon Ambassadors and our soldiers to swear the White Ribbon oath. And while we're not perfect, we are genuinely trying to be better.”