The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs spent the morning with over 300 people supporting the White Ribbon March and Gala day in Miller.

The initiative is part of the Bulldogs commitment to work with Liverpool City Council and supporting violence prevention programs.

Sam Perrett was on deck at the Liverpool White Ribbon March and highlighted the impact of violence against women.

“We are supporting the march today because so far this year, Liverpool recoded 966 domestic related assault which is above the NSW average,” said Perrett.

“This equates to 3 domestic assaults reported each day in Liverpool.

“This is concerning for the whole of community and it makes us proud to see all the men in the local area join the march and send a strong message that violence against women is never acceptable” 

What is the local impact of domestic related assaults in the Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Auburn Area?

·         2660 domestic related incidents per year . That’s nearly 7 DV Assaults per day across our catchment! Number of domestic related incidents (this is only physical assault and doesn’t include other forms of abuse)

·         This figure has been consistent over the last 3 years

·         Bankstown is above the NSW average and is ranked 60th out of 155 Local Government Area in NSW

·         Canterbury is below the NSW average and is ranked 84th out of 155 Local Government Area in NSW

·         Liverpool is above the NSW average and is ranked 50th out of 155 Local Government Area in NSW

·         Auburn is below the NSW average and is ranked 72nd out of 155 Local Government Area in NSW

What are the Bulldogs doing this White Ribbon Day?

1.       Lakemba White Ribbon Walk, a whole of organisation participating in the walk

2.       Bankstown Tug ‘O’ War (Men Pulling their Weight), a 5 man team including Bulldogs staff, Kennels members and fans forming a team to compete

3.       Liverpool PCYC White Ribbon Walk, our Community team along with 4 NRL players participating in the walk

4.       White Ribbon Ambassador and channel 7 personality Andrew O’Keeffe addressing the Bulldogs organisation including a Q and A session at Belmore on November 26

5.       White Ribbon Ambassador and Bulldogs employee Steve Turner presenting to local schools

6.       Participating in the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accredited Program

As well as raising money for White Ribbon Australia at the Bulldog Belmore on White Ribbon Day, social media promotion and unveiling the Auckland 9’s jersey. This level of engagement showcases the depth of our commitment on ending violence against women and children.

I encourage you to visit the White Ribbon website to learn more http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/about

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