Taking the oath this White Ribbon Day

Published on CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Topic(s): White Ribbon, White Ribbon Day

Navy personnel are encouraged to wear a white ribbon to show their commitment to stopping violence against women. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)
Navy personnel are encouraged to wear a white ribbon to show their commitment to stopping violence against women.

On White Ribbon Day 2015 Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, asks all Australians to stand up and speak out about domestic violence issues.
 
"White Ribbon is an organisation that works to end men’s violence against women," he said.
 
"Some of you will have seen violence against women.

"Most of you will have seen recent news stories and will realise the effect that this violence has on our community.
 
"Navy values and signature behaviours align closely with the White Ribbon message and since achieving White Ribbon workplace accreditation in 2014, Navy has continually supported the campaign."
 
Held every year on 25 November, White Ribbon Day is aligned with the international day of the elimination of violence against women. Men and women across Australia are asked to wear a ribbon or a wristband as a visual symbol of their commitment or oath.

Navy personnel are encouraged to wear a white ribbon to show their commitment to stopping violence against women.

Navy personnel are encouraged to wear a white ribbon to show their commitment to stopping violence against women.


White Ribbon events are held to increase awareness about the seriousness of violence against women in Australia.
 
"Navy personnel are participating in events with work mates and family and friends in support of this important cause, and I encourage you to get involved." 
 
For more information about White Ribbon visit http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/