Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders pinned on a white ribbon while hundreds of 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.
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 Campaign Trust is responsible for the White Ribbon Campaign. The campaign has a staff of one with many volunteers. The White Ribbon Committee provides expert advice to the campaign. The campaign 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 2014 Committee includes the following organisations:
- Department of Corrections
- Hutt Family Violence Network
- Injury Prevention Aotearoa
- Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu )
- Human Rights Commission
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Social Development
- Ministry of Women’s Affairs
- Multicultural Council of Wellington
- National Network of Stopping Violence
- NZ Police
- Te Kupenga National Network of Stopping Violence Services
- The Peace Foundation
- UN Women
- Women’s Refuge
Community groups throughout New Zealand provide invaluable support to the White Ribbon Campaign. (This section is being updated)Football NZ Zonta NZDF 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.