We're supporting White Ribbon Day

25 November 2015

AlburyCity is supporting White Ribbon Day today, 25 November, which is the day the United Nations has declared Freedom from Violence against Women.

Council will spread the message that violence is unacceptable when it joins a community walk today to mark White Ribbon Day and through messages on the side of rubbish collection trucks. 

From today until 10 December, Cleanaway trucks will carry a 40cm x 80cm magnet saying: "There's no excuse for violence against women. It's rubbish! AlburyCity and Cleanaway support White Ribbon."

Council also invites the community to join the White Ribbon Day walk on 25 November at 10.30am from Noreuil Park, corner of Ebden St and Wodonga Place, to the Porta coloured spheres across the bridge in Wodonga. Walkers are urged to wear a white top. 

The gathering will be addressed by senior police.

AlburyCity Mayor Henk van de Ven said violence against women was unacceptable and called on the Border community to join the walk or, if they were unable to, wear a white ribbon to show support.

"White Ribbon Day is an opportunity to show your support and take a stand against violence against women, but as a community we need to continue to stand against violence every day," Cr van de Ven said. 
"I urge people to visit www.whiteribbon.org.au and take the pledge: "I will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men's violence against women."