Forbes Domestic and Family Violence Committee is calling on the community to join them in their annual White Ribbon Day community march on Friday, November 23.
The march coincides with national White Ribbon Day, which aims to eliminate violence against women.
Forbes Domestic Violence Committee invites all community members to show their support for eliminating violence against women by participating in the march and make Forbes a safer community for everyone.
The march begins in Cross Street, in front of Carpet Court at 10am and will finish at Victoria Park.
This year the march will be led by motorcyclists from the Men’s Supporter Group.
At Victoria Park, a free sausage sizzle will be provided for participants, as local youth will share their thoughts on why it is important to stand up and speak out against violence.
According to White Ribbon it takes all of us, together as a community, to say ‘no’, and end men’s violence against women.
White Ribbon Day is a day to bring awareness to the issue and encourage Australians to stand up, speak out and act.
White Ribbon Australia is a part of a global movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women.
According to White Ribbon’s statistics, on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of domestic violence.
They have a national primary prevention initiative aiming to stop violence before it occurs through education programs in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
To find out more information about White Ribbon and what they do visit their website at www.whiteribbon.org.au/