Hume's Commitment to White Ribbon

Working together

Council, with the help of the community, have worked together over the past five years to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign to prevent violence against women and make a difference in our community.  All women and men have the right to live in a safe community free from fear of violence and crime.


White Ribbon Team

Council plays a pivotal role in role-modeling safe, respectful and equitable treatment of women and the rejection of violence against women. Council staff have a team committed to helping reduce violence against women. The team, made up of volunteers from across Council, was established to become active campaigners on the issue, focusing activity on and around 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The Hume White Ribbon Action Team have coordinated a large number of events and activities since 2010 to promote the prevention of violence against women. Some of the events, activities and partnerships taken place since 2010 include:

  • White Ribbon Cup cake day
  • White Ribbon Fun run and walk
  • White Ribbon presence at local community festivals and events
  • Development of a White Ribbon footpath
  • Events on White Ribbon Day - 25 November
  • Creation of two White Ribbon cubby houses for local children to play in
  • Distribution of white daisies
  • White Ribbon signage including stickers on Hume garbage trucks, banners in front of Council buildings and on fields (so the message can be seen from the sky)
  • Creation of White Ribbon meeting room
  • Fundraising
  • Partnerships and support from Kangan Institute, Glenthompson Bricks, Banksia Gardens, Living Legends, Melbourne Airport, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, Broadmeadows Auskick, Bunning's Broadmeadows, Broadmeadows Leisure Centre, Signwave Campbellfield, Preston Motors, McDonalds Broadmeadows, Highlight Printing and Gladstone Park Community Centre

Council will continue to take action. Violence against women – Hume says NO!   



Updated : 4:03 PM, 15 June 2015

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