Today is White Ribbon day.
New Zealand has shameful violence against women statistics.
One in three women will experience partner violence at some point in their lives[i]
On average, 14 women are killed by their partners or ex partners in New Zealand each year.[ii]
Over 3,500 convictions are recorded against men each year for assaults on women[iii]
Only 20% of abuse cases are reported[iv]
The Families Commission and White Ribbon Committee works with multiple agencies and NGOs to coordinate the national campaign. The White Ribbon campaign compliments but is separate to the family violence It’s Not OK campaign.
White ribbons are worn today to encourage men to say no to violence against women.
It is a critical cause to support by us all.