City signs up with campaign to stop violence against women

Fremantle councillors Andrew Sullivan, Sam Wainright, Mayor Brad Pettitt and councillor Robert Fittock support White Ribbon Day. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d411191
Fremantle councillors Andrew Sullivan, Sam Wainright, Mayor Brad Pettitt and councillor Robert Fittock support White Ribbon Day. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d411191

White Ribbon Day is held on November 25 and aims to end violence against women in the community and the city has got behind it, inviting local men to swear an oath against violence to women, making white ribbon stickers available to locals for a display in Kings Square and running a toiletries drive with the items to be distributed to women refuges.

Councillor Sam Wainwright said it was important for the city to be involved in the event.

‘Speaking up and saying no to violence against women is everyone’s job, every day of the year,’ he said.

‘White Ribbon Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves of this and to ask whether we are doing enough and the City of Fremantle, like every organisation and member in our community, needs to play its part.

‘These are only small beginnings and I hope to convince council over time to do even more and we’d really welcome suggestions from people in the community.’