Taranaki's White Ribbon Month

Nov 23, 2020

Taranaki Safe Families Trust are again leading the way when it comes to promoting messages to stop violence against women. 

The White Ribbon campaign celebrates men willing to show leadership and commitment to promoting safe, healthy realtionships within families and encouragtes men to challenge each other on abusive attitudes and beahviour.    White Ribbons are worn on November 25th to viaually demonstrate the wearer does not condone, and will not remain silent abut violence against women. 

This year, Taranaki Safe Families Trust have run a month-long campaign using a variety of innovative approaches to promote whole of community support for these messages.

30 Days/ 30 Men/ 30 Messages - 30 local men have had the opportunity to say for themselves what the White Ribbon message means, what respectful relationships are all about and how to be a great role model.  Click on the picture below to hear what New Plymouth's Mayor Neil Holdom has to say.

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30 Days/ 30 Locations/ 1 White Ribbon - this has involved profiling groups of local organisations and businesses who are advocates of the white ribbon message.  Check out New Plymouth Injury Safe below!

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TSFT White Ribbon Photo Competition 2020- Promoting Good Men - members of the community were invited to submit entries of men in their lives who are examples of supportive male role models.  Below is the winning entry, click on the link to for more information about this beautiful picture.

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This poster is full of signatures from local men who have taken the pledge to 'never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women'.   Click on the poster to see the names of men you know.

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The annual Waitara White Ribbon poker run was another popular event held this month.

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Thank you again to Dane Haskell and the team at Taranaki Safe Families Trust for your energy and passion towards such an important cause

 

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Intro Byline: Taranaki Safe Families Trust