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Name: Rob McCann
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Our bequest webpage: www.whiteribbon.org.nz/donate/bequests
Thank you for considering a bequest to the White Ribbon Campaign Trust in your will.
White Ribbon is an international movement that asks men to stand up in their communities and speak out against violence towards women.
We work to promote positive male role models who have made a lifelong commitment to non-violence, and your bequest will help us spread the message that violence is never the answer.
Last year alone, more than 100,000 incidents of abuse were reported to Police – that’s around one every 5 minutes. Worse still, nearly half of all homicides and reported violent crimes are family-violence related. We have the highest reported rate of intimate partner violence in the developed world.
Creating a movement for change White Ribbon provides an opportunity for communities to take action. Unfortunately we believe that this message will need reinforcement in the community for many years to come. Your support for our long term future will ensure that New Zealand becomes a safe and non violent community.
The White Ribbon Campaign Trust in New Zealand spreads its messages through community, businesses, local government etc by appointing Ambassadors who are known for their good reputation, for their engagement, for their credibility, and most of all for their commitment to ending men’s violence against women.
The White Ribbon Campaign Trust’s annual programme has community ambassadors, community participation and an existing community presence through its national, community driven Bike Ride and its annual promotional campaign. A new theme is chosen each year to promote the Trust’s mission which is to eliminate men’s violence towards women by encouraging men to take ownership of this important issues and model good behaviour that can change attitudes and behaviour. Communities throughout the country are invited to participate in the campaign,
The White Ribbon Campaign was first established in New Zealand by UNIFEM in 2004. In 2006, the Families Commission (now named Superu) embraced White Ribbon Day as part of its work to raise awareness of family violence and encourage social change. The organisation brought together representatives from Women’s Refuge, National Network of Stopping Violence Services, Amnesty International, Human Rights Commission, YWCA, YMCA, Save the Children and Relationship Services in promoting the campaign. By 2008 the funding base had expanded to include Min of Health, Police, ACC, Ministry of Justice, Education, and Social Development. In 2008, 500,000 White Ribbons were distributed around the country.
White ribbon in schools
In 2014 White Ribbon matured to become a charitable trust, running a truly independent community-driven campaign.
Legal Name: White Ribbon Campaign Trust
Also known as: White Ribbon
Charities registration #: CC49471