Thursday, 24 November 2011

White Ribbon Day 25 November 2011

Tomorrow is White Ribbon Day, and we want all the men to swear!

Yes, that's right - off you go with your profanities...

oh, no, sorry, hang on a minute.

You are going to swear that you are against domestic violence.

White Ribbon is an organisation that is working to prevent the most common and pervasive form of male violence – that towards women. All forms of violence are unacceptable. White Ribbon believes the prevention of violence against women will change society for the better.

White Ribbon believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others. It believes that our generation can and must work towards stopping violence against women.

Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon works to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to men's violence against women.

Most of us know someone who has been the victom of domestic violence, and some may have even been victims of it.

And domestic violence is not just about hitting women, or being physically violent.

There are a number of ways in which people  can harm their partners including emotional violence as well.

It is very difficult for someone who has been emotionally abused, or even financially abused. Yes, believe me,  this does happen even in today's society and while you may think you know someone, or that they seem to have such a 'good life' or that they always seem in control, the truth is they might be far from it.

So, like R U OK day (I think that should be everyday), swear against violence against women.

Here is the link - all you have to do is click on it, then swear the oath - couldn't be much easier than that!

And if you know somone who needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Believe me, they help

Lisa xox


  1. Great post. And yes, speaking from experience, emotional violence can be just as harmful as physical.

  2. Lisa from Country Gypsies27 November 2011 at 20:02

    Thanks Jayne. ANd you are right, emotional violence can be extremely harmful, and one that people can't physically see.
    I hope that you are away from that now and living a life full of joy and happiness. Take care.
    Lisa xox