News: Locals support White Ribbon Day

Locals wore orange clothes and white ribbons to mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women this week.

Posted: Friday, 27 November 2015

Members of the community marched along the Main Street from the Matt Glynn Building to the Civic Hall on Wednesday (25 November) as part of a day of education, solidarity and pledges.
Following a Welcome to Country by Ross Williams, Barkly Regional Council President and Anyinginyi General Manager Barb Shaw gave an opening address about domestic, family and community violence.
Police officers Carl Marcic and Matt McKinlay outlined the Family Safety Framework and Duane Fraser spoke about men standing strong in Tennant Creek.
Many of the men present came forward to take an oath to prevent men’s violence against women.
Sabine Wedemeyer and Narelle Bremner from the Domestic Violence Directorate spoke to the crowd about the Territory's domestic and family violence reduction strategy.
Other speakers included Piri Te Tau from the Department of Children and Families, Eliza Arbaci from Tangentyere Council in Alice Springs, Deidre Martin from Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU) and Leisha Booth from the Piliyintinji-ki Women's Centre.
White Ribbon Day is an annual male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women.