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    Australia - #ARealManSayNo campaign on national White Ribbon Day,25th Nov,2014

    NSW Police Force

    #ARealManSaysNo - take a photo and take a stand!

    In the lead up to Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk on Tuesday 25 November 2014, Randwick City Council and NSW Police Force are joining forces and asking every father and son in Sydney to join the #ARealManSayNo campaign, take a photo and take a stand, to stop violence against women.

    Held on national White Ribbon Day, the annual walk aims to unite men in their stance to stop violence against women and this year organisers are taking it one step further with the launch of the #ARealManSayNo social media campaign.

    Sydney’s fathers and sons are encouraged to show their support for the worthy cause by taking their photo together and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #ARealManSayNo.

    Randwick Mayor Ted Seng urged the community to get involved in the campaign and support this significant cause.

    “Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk and our #ARealManSayNo campaign aims to reverse this pattern of violence against women, and support White Ribbon Australia on this important day – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women,” he said.

    Eastern Beaches Local Area Commander, Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate, said police attend more domestic and family violence incidents than any other crime.

    “Domestic violence accounts for 40 per cent of all police work in NSW and we see firsthand the impact and harm upon individuals, families and children,” Det Supt Dengate said.

    “White Ribbon acknowledges that an overwhelming majority of victims of domestic violence are women and we welcome all campaigns that call to end violence of any kind,” Det Supt Dengate said.

    It is the fourth year that Council and the Police have come together to host the White Ribbon Walk where everyone can take a stand against domestic violence by joining the walk on Tuesday 25 November 2014.

    The walk will start at 7.15am at High Cross Park in Randwick and proceed to Coogee Beach where a mass oath ceremony at Grant Reserve will take place. Led by the Mayor of Randwick Councillor Ted Seng and NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, participants of Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk will vow:

    “Never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.”
    How to show your support?

    Take a photo with your father or son and post it on social media using the hashtag #ARealManSayNo before 24 November 2014 to show you’re against violence towards women.

    Join Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk:
    Time: 7:15am (Walk starts at 7:30am)
    When: Tuesday 25 November 2014
    Where: High Cross Park, Randwick
    Activities: March to Coogee Beach, mass oath and free barbecue

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    Well done you, you New South Walers! (Is that the term?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Well done you, you New South Walers! (Is that the term?)
    New South Welshmen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Well done you, you New South Walers! (Is that the term?)
    I'm happy with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brightbird View Post
    New South Welshmen
    Who are the crow eaters, South Australia?

    I hope it's a success and we see the change in our young men. It's a great start & we have to start somewhere!
    There's 1000's calling these men 'girls' and laughing while they blow the froth off a cold one and won't care.
    Men are changing thank God.
    JMHOO

    Chemo a day keeps the funeral away
    ET go home

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    Campsie Police and Canterbury Council call on men to ‘Walk the Talk’ on White Ribbon Day.

    Police and Canterbury City Council are calling on the local community to join a march to raise awareness of violence against women in Sydney’s south-west next month.

    The second annual White Ribbon Day march, ‘Real Men Walk the Talk’, from Lakemba to Punchbowl, will be held on White Ribbon Day (Tuesday 25 November 2014).

    Hosted by Campsie Police and Canterbury City Council, the march will start on Gillies Street, Lakemba, and continue on to Parry Park, Punchbowl, where participants will take part in an oath ceremony.

    Campsie Local Area Commander, Superintendent Michael McLean, said police were proud to be involved in the march and say no to violence against women.

    “The theme of our White Ribbon march is around men 'walking the talk' and we encourage everyone to join us to show that violence against women will not be tolerated in our community, regardless of the form it may take,” Supt McLean said.

    “This year, we are focusing on our youth, recognising that violence doesn’t only occur in the home – it can also happen in public, including the school yard. No matter where is happens, it won’t be tolerated.

    “This is about teaching young people appropriate interpersonal behaviour and ensuring they know there is no place in our society for violence of any kind,” Supt McLean said.

    Mayor of the City of Canterbury, Brian Robson said as a community, we need to break the social taboo of domestic violence by opening the channels of communication.

    “For too long, domestic violence has gone unreported, but it is time for that to change. It is time to say no to violence against women,” Mayor Robson said.

    The march has already received a wealth of support from the community, including major sponsorship from Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Greater Western Sydney Giants, Bankstown PCYC and Rad-1 Plumbing.

    Further support has been received from PAYCE, JAPM, Bankstown Signarama, Web Video Productions, Brooks Community Consultants, DASCO, Gift a Smile, and The Smith Family.

    Members of the community can show their support by joining the march on White Ribbon Day. Participants should meet at Gillies Street, Lakemba, at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

    There will be food and entertainment at Parry Park, as well as a wealth of information on assistance for domestic and family violence.

    White Ribbon Day is the start of the 16 Days of Activism – an international campaign calling for an end to violence against women, ending on World Human Rights Day, Wednesday 10 December 2014.

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