On 25 November 2016, Monash marked White Ribbon Day with a Morning tea event at the Monash Club.
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women. It encourages men to take a stand and say violence, in any form, is never acceptable.
This year’s event profiled the range of expertise and initiatives within Monash that align with the objectives of the White Ribbon campaign. We welcomed Monash staff to take part in this important event as our guest speakers, sharing initiatives, knowledge and understanding. The event was open to all Monash staff to attend.
Guest speaker and White Ribbon Ambassador Mohamed Mohideen OAM JP, a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and President of the Islamic Council of Victoria, spoke about how the Muslim community is working to support White Ribbon;
Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, discussed the impact of her family violence research on homicide law and sentencing;
Jonathan Brown, Associate Deputy Director of Monash Residential Services, discussed his personal journey as an ambassador for White Ribbon.
The MC of this year’s event was Lloyd England, a Monash White Ribbon Ambassador, Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and College Head, Roberts Hall. Mr England shared his experience as an Ambassador and how it has impacted on his commitment to the White Ribbon initiative.
We hope that the discussions held will contribute to an ongoing dialogue about family violence and continue to widen our knowledge of this issue in the community.
View videos of the event below.