White Ribbon Day Walk
Members and supporters of the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs are being urged to join the first grade squad for tomorrow’s White Ribbon Walk in Lakemba.
The walk aims to raise awareness about the need to eliminate violence against women and furthers the Club’s commitment to the partnership with White Ribbon announced last week.
“We are always proud of the way Bulldogs fans rally to support important causes and we encourage everyone to join us in the march to support the White Ribbon campaign to end violence against women,” said Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle.
“We want to see players, staff and supporters walking the streets of our community together, spreading the message that behaviour needs to change if women are to live safe from the threat of violence and abuse.”
Supporters are encouraged to dress in Bulldogs colours and join the team for the 1.5km walk from 5.30pm at Gilles Street, Lakemba, which finishes at Parry Park.
Those unable to join the walk are encouraged to follow the players’ lead and take the White Ribbon oath in which they swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women – http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/standup
Australia has a dark secret. Did you know?
1 woman a week in Australia is killed as a result of intimate partner violence?
1 in 5 Australian women experience harassment in the workplace?
1 in 5 women over the age of 18 will be stalked in her lifetime?
Domestic violence against women costs the Australian economy $14.4 billion each
Let's get the word out! Unite. Shout. Change.
With a unified message launching on the same day, at the same time, we can rise above the social media clutter and send a message that is loud and clear, violence against women must end! WILL YOU JOIN US?
HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
1. Visit our Thunderclap page here.
2. Donate a Facebook status, tweet, or both. Click the red 'support' button, and then follow the steps. This can be found at the top of the page for computer users, and the bottom of the page for mobile users.
3. Get the word out to your friends and followers to do the same. That's it. Together, we will send the biggest social media message in history, and your support will help to put a stop to violence against women.
And on November 25th, we will flood the world with our message.