White Ribbon’s First International Conference

White Ribbon Conference

The international contingent on-board HMAS Choules at Garden Island, Potts Point, Sydney. (left to right, Rosemary Calder, Rob McCann, Omar Aftab, Rear Admiral Timothy Barrett AM CSC, Michael Kaufman, Libby Davies, Alan O’Neill, John Rosewarne).

The Australian Conference’s key message was how we may all be agents for change to prevent men’s violence against women. Speakers from around the world, including the cofounder of the White Ribbon movement Dr Michael Kaufman, spoke on national and international research and programmes that work to change men’s attitudes and behaviours that continue violence.


Dr Michael Kaufman

In tackling insidious violence, the international movement challenges us all to make a difference, even as by-standers, in our work as agents of change. We all have roles to play, whether that is in the workplace, the sporting field, or other spheres of influence.

Dr Jackson Katz

Dr Jackson Katz

A further highlight was Preventing men’s violence as a political priority Dr Jackson Katz from the USA. This presentation helped to demonstrate how men get taken out of the violence equation and what we can do to make this a men’s issue. To watch Dr Katz in action watch this TED recording.

If you want to read more about the event or are interested in reading summaries of keynote speaker’s presentations, click here.

Photos courtesy of White Ribbon Australia

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The Conference was organised and hosted by White Ribbon Australia

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