White Ribbon Committee
The MRS White Ribbon Committee works to further the MRS Mission Goals to achieve a secure living which safeguards the health, safety and general welfare of all members
The White Ribbon Committees are groups of passionate champions of change who represent and coordinate the White Ribbon social movement. With support from us, the MRS Committee will:
● be trained in the issue of family violence;
● design and deliver the White Ribbon Night Dinner;
● host, support and participate in White Ribbon events and campaigns in all halls;
● promote intra-hall and inter-hall action to raise awareness of the issue;
● fundraise to support White Ribbon’s programs and community development initiatives; and
● use its networks and skills to shape the movement in a way that is relevant to MRS.
Each leader in this team brings their own unique style and talents to the role but all must be equally committed to our cause - to stop men’s violence against women. It is an incredibly rewarding opportunity that can give residents skills and memories to last a lifetime
White Ribbon Australia
A brief summary of White Ribbon Australia (WRA) is offered below. For more information, go to https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/.
White Ribbon uses the definition of men’s violence against women found in the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women: ‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.’
The impact of this violence on women can be physical, sexual and psychological. Violence against women can also result in death: women die from the negative health effects of violence and some are killed. Violence against women affects women’s well-being and prevents them from fully participating in society. It also impacts on families, the community and the nation.
A nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse
Engaging men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too
We are committed to the following values and bring these to bear in all facets of what we do:
● Courage: in facing challenges and finding creative and innovative solutions
● Integrity: ethical, honest and accountable to all
● Respect: compassionate, honouring and acknowledging difference and upholding dignity
● Collaboration: working collaboratively to drive positive social change
● Leadership: leaders in driving lasting, positive, normative change