The Queensland Police Service is working to end violence against women both inside and outside the workplace. We’re raising awareness of violence against women and respectful relationships by having a night in to get the word, Queensland Police say.
This coming Friday, July 28 is White Ribbon Night.
Communities are encouraged to host a night in as a way of raising funds or simply increasing awareness of the impacts domestic violence has on women and their children.
White Ribbon Australia are encouraging people to be as creative as possible about staying in on July 28 to get the word out.
Did you know, at least one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner, while one in four children are exposed to domestic violence?
How can you get involved to help make a difference? This White Ribbon Night you can make a plan to host an event with family and friends. Some ideas for you include:
- Stay in or go out for dinner
- Host a movie night featuring films celebrating women
- Host a BBQ
- Hold a trivia night
- Wear black or white to work
- Purchase and wear a White Ribbon
Raising community awareness of domestic and family violence is a key step towards preventing this form of abuse. Together we can all help to eliminate domestic and family violence.
The QPS have joined 12 other State Government agencies in undertaking White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.
The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation program encourages organisations to improve their culture towards violence against women, reduce bullying and harassment and to promote respectful relationships.
Go to www.whiteribbon.org.au for more information on White Ribbon Night.