Armadale police to lead White Ribbon Day March against domestic violence

Armadale police to lead White Ribbon Day March against domestic violence

A GIANT white ribbon will be carried from Armadale’s Commerce Avenue to Minnawarra Park tomorrow as locals march to end violence against women.

The White Ribbon Day march invites local residents to join men from all walks of life, from emergency services and construction workers to religious leaders and business owners, in taking a stand and swearing that they will not accept domestic violence.

White Ribbon Day is an annual campaign that encourages locals to promote non-violence and to create a world where women can live in safety.

Armadale Police Senior Sergeant Glenn Spencer said officers saw the effects of domestic violence first hand and they too would be a part of the march.

“It is imperative for men to show leadership in not just their family but in the community as a whole,” he said.

“An issue you stay silent on is an issue you accept and violence in the community, especially against women and children, is not acceptable.

“It is up to us as leaders to let people know we will not tolerate it and will speak out against it.”

The White Ribbon Day march starts at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Jull Street at 11.30am and will finish at Minnawarra Park at about 12.30pm.

Visit www.whiteribbon.org.au for more information.

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