Numurkah local, Jenna Simpson, is helping prevent the cycle of violence against women by hosting a White Ribbon Day on Sunday, August 12th, to raise funds and awareness for White Ribbon Australia.
The event will be held in the President's Room at Numurkah Community Learning Centre: 99 Melville St, Numurkah from 11am-2pm,
Here, there will be mini stalls showcasing the talents of local women in home businesses, there will be fun games and prizes up for grabs!
For just $10 entry at the door, you'll receive a glass of bubbly and a raffle ticket. All women are encouraged to go along for a great day out!
“Over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of intimate partner violence,” Jenna said.
I want people to know that violence against women is everyone’s issue, and it is unacceptable. This August, I AM taking a stand by holding a White Ribbon Day to stand up and speak out, to prevent the cycle of abuse in our community. We will not remain silent.
I have experienced domestic violence first-hand, and it is something that has stayed with me after all these years. It is not something you just “get over”. I want everyone, both men and women to know how to prevent domestic violence and what to do if it happens to them. Domestic violence is not ok!!"
To donate to Numurkah White Ribbon Sunday, head to https://whiteribbonnight2018-diy.everydayhero.com/au/stand-up-for-equality
To donate to White Ribbon directly, head to www.whiteribbon.org.au/donate
To find out more info on White Ribbon night or to register, head to www.whiteribbon.org.au/night
If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for advice or support. This free service providing confidential advice is open 24/7. In an emergency, call the police on 000. All incidents of violence should be reported to the police.