Last year more than 510,000 New Zealanders pinned on a white ribbon and over 190 events were held to raise awareness. Events included a fun family day in the Wairarapa, handing out ribbons on the main street of Maungaturoto, a Mayors’ Breakfast in Tauranga, hosting the White Ribbon Riders in Dunedin’s Octagon and the now annual White Ribbon March in Henderson, West Auckland. Check out the events tab under ACT for this year’s event listings.
The Families Commission would like to thank the Ministry of Social Development for their contribution towards the campaign and Te Puni Kokiri for their support of the White Ribbon Ride.
There are a number of organisations that we proudly work closely alongside:
– Women’s Refuge – The Sophie Elliot Foundation – The Disability Clothesline Project – Shakti – NNSVS – It’s not OK campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign is led by a campaign team within the Families Commission. The team coordinates the marketing and national promotion for November – White Ribbon Month – co-ordinating the major events and activities, liaising and assisting communities to raise awareness and take action.
The White Ribbon Committee provides strategic advice for the White Ribbon campaign team, representing the voices of communities throughout New Zealand. The 2012 Committee includes the following organisations:Barnardos
Department of Corrections
Human Rights Commission
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Te Kupenga National Network of Stopping Violence Services
Te Puni Kokiri
UNIFEM New Zealand
Community groups throuhout New Zealand provide invaluable support to the White Ribbon Campaign. (This section is being updated)Amnesty NZ Zonta x
There are many businesses and organisations throughout New Zealand who actively support White Ribbon and who are involved in a wide range of events and initiatives. NZ Football took on White Ribbon as its cause of choice in 2011 and the BOP Steamers are proudly sporting white ribbons on their playing strip this year. White Ribbon’s support base is growing larger every year.
Watch this space as we announce new partnerships with businesses and organisations that are willing to stand up and take action.