Council raises awareness by supporting White Ribbon Day
Mayor Mark Jamieson, 2015 Sunshine Coast Citizen of the Year Chris Turner and council employees have marked White Ribbon Day by taking a personal pledge to demonstrate their opposition to violence against women.
Mayor Jamieson said White Ribbon Day was the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls.
“Today reinforces the Safer Families, Better Communities campaign on October 11 which saw councils from across Queensland unite with the community to send the clear message that family violence will not be tolerated,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“It also reinforces council’s Social Strategy vision that: our community will continue to thrive and enjoy a lifestyle that sets us apart. In all of our communities people are included, treated with respect and opportunities are available to all.
“White Ribbon Day Australia aims to create an Australian society where women and girls can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
“Today, council, Queensland Police Service and the community have come together to take a stand and take an oath against domestic violence.”