The White Ribbon Day march message took to the streets of Benalla on Saturday.November 30, 2012 12:04am
The ‘‘Not Violent, Not Silent’’ White Ribbon Day message was taken to the streets of Benalla on Saturday morning.
Members of the family violence action group hosted a march from Drill Hall to the Benalla Lake foreshore and through the weekend markets.
On the lakeside, those in attendance publicly swore an oath to not remain silent, commit or excuse violence against women.
White Ribbon Day ambassador and guest speaker Chris Thorne spoke about how rampant family violence is in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
He encouraged men from all walks of life to stand tall and pledge their support for violence against women.
Committee chairperson and community health director Neil Stott said he encouraged those in the community who were passionate about the White Ribbon cause to come forward and join the group.
‘‘It’s not about waiting ’til next year, we want to plan events throughout the year today,’’ he said.
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