It is important to learn to use the internet safely, especially if you are living with  a person who may use violence against you. You may not want them to find out which websites you have visited, or read emails you have sent, especially if they relate to domestic violence. Open the 'Using the internet safely' fact sheet for more details.

 White Ribbon Day 2014

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White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. White Ribbon Day is  recognised on November 25th each year. 

White Ribbon's mission is to make women's safety an issue for men also. Man, woman or child, you can show your support for the campaign by wearing a White Ribbon on Tuesday, November 25th and throughout November. Wearing a White Ribbon is a personal pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against womena and children. You can make your own to wear, or ribbons and wristbands can be purchased in-store at Suzanne Grae or online from White Ribbon.

White Ribbon Day marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which concludes on December 10th, Human Rights Day. During this period there will be a number of community events taking place on the Central Coast.

There will be two White Ribbon walks here on the Central Coast this November, these are free community events to raise awareness, and show support in the campaign to ending violence against women. 

 Central Coast walks

Friday November 28th at The Entrance

Sunday November 30th at Terrigal

 For details of the walks see flyer here.

 

Coogee walk 2013Photo courtesy of John Appleyard

 

help and support

Domestic and Family Violence is a crime. There is no excuse for violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of violence or abuse, there is help available. If you are in immediate danger (if your life or your children´s life is being threatened) call 000 (triple zero) and ask for the police or for other help ring the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 from anywhere in NSW, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Translators are available.