With White Ribbon Australia’s efforts, more awareness is being raised about the issue of Australian domestic violence. Although the numbers are still quite high, which nobody likes at all, the community is taking a stand against the violent acts by showing support to make our home safe and bright.
Today, November 25th, the Adelaide Convention Centre held the nation’s biggest White Ribbon Day breakfast! The massive turnout of more than 1250 people showed support for the worthy cause.
While enjoying a delicious breakfast with each other, all supporters heard from the guest speaker the Honourable Marcia Neave AO, Chair of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Also, speaking for the cause were Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, White Ribbon Australia Chair and Grant Stevens, SA’s White Ribbon Chair and Police Commissioner.
Only just yesterday, the Victorian government released a ten-year plan in response to the commission recommendations, which are highly relevant to South Australian experience. So, it was only fitting that Neave shared her thoughts and insight to this nation and worldwide problem.
The Adelaide White Ribbon Day Breakfast will donate all funds raised to grassroots projects to stop violence against women and children. If you missed the White Ribbon Day breakfast, but still want to support the cause, you can make a donation through the White Ribbon website.