Take part in a White Ribbon Day activity and help fight violence against women.November 22, 2012 4:30am
Locals have the chance to fight violence against women, with multiple White Ribbon Day activities coming up.
White Ribbon Day is officially on this Sunday, and is held to raise awareness and money for the prevention of violence against women.
The first local event will be on Saturday, at the Deniliquin Lions Community Markets.
Stall holders will be encouraged to wear a white ‘Say no to violence’ t-shirt, and scarecrows wearing White Ribbon Day t-shirts will be on display.
The White Ribbon event is being sponsored by Motiv8 Gym, which will hold an aerobics class with participants wearing White Ribbon Day shirts.
An information day will also be held on Wednesday, November 28, at the Deniliquin Multi Arts Centre and Cressy St Kiosk from 10am to 2pm.
The day will be run by the Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee and Deniliquin Police.
The Lions Club will also hold a sausage sizzle, while Kiwanis will have its jumping castle out for the kids.
Deniliquin Police crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Cloake said officers would be promoting information about what options women have.
He said statistically, most female domestic violence victims will be subject to violence 28 times before reporting it to police.
‘‘We want to minimise that reporting period,’’ he said.
‘‘Overall in NSW our homicide rate has dropped but in effect homicides that are DV (domestic violence) related still account for 66 per cent of all homicides.’’
Det Insp Cloake said police were doing ‘‘everything we can to minimise that impact’’.
‘‘The earlier the intervention the better,’’ he said.
‘‘And we don’t do it alone.
‘‘We are privileged enough in this area to have the support of Vinnies Services.
‘‘All our DV matters do get referred to them for follow-up.
‘‘It’s a holistic approach. Violence against women just won’t be tolerated.’’
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