White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon oath
“I will stand up,
speak out and act
to prevent men’s
violence against women.”
Standing up to violence against women
White Ribbon is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women.
In 2013 the City of Sydney achieved White Ribbon workplace accreditation, recognising the policies and procedures we have in place to support a zero tolerance approach to men’s violence against women.
Each year, City staff take the pledge to never commit or tolerate violence against women. In 2015, City staff also took part in a fundraising biathlon event on 11 November at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool and The Domain, consisting of a 4km run and 300m swim. The event raised $5,000 for White Ribbon.
As well as our fundraising and oath swearing ceremonies, the City has taken other steps to support White Ribbon including online training for staff to raise awareness and policies and procedures to help stop violence and give support to victims.
The accreditation is a huge honour for the City and is also the result of the dedication of our White Ribbon ambassadors and the commitment of our staff to address this important social issue.
Violence against women is a major problem in Australia where at least 1 woman is killed every week by a current or former partner and 30% of women aged over 15 will experience physical or sexual violence by a man at some point in their lives.
White Ribbon Day is 25 November.
Last updated: Friday, 20 November 2015