What is White Ribbon?
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Men and White Ribbon
The violence perpetrated by men against women must stop and it is up to men to stop it.
The victims are not merely statistics; they are wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends. Good men cannot and will not sit on the sidelines while those they love are at risk of harm.
The White Ribbon Campaign is about recognising the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women. It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent.
The Campaign is a means for men to speak out against violence against women, and to safely and effectively challenge the attitudes and behaviours of a minority of men who use or condone violence against women.
White Ribbon Australia believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others. Our generation can and must work towards stopping violence against women so that all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
The prevention of violence against women will change society for the better.
More information at http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
Quantum Martial Arts and White Ribbon
For several years Quantum Martial Arts, and the NSJJ network, has supported White Ribbon by running Women’s Self Defence workshops.
Our past Self Defence Workshops have been female led by senior Black Belt Instructors May-Lai Paulin and Mel Barrett, with assistance from Ben and Darren, Quantum Co-Founders.
In 2016 Quantum is supporting White Ribbon by offering ladies (15 and over) 5 free self defence lessons at Quantum classes in November.
If you have any female friends please share this opportunity with them. They can book via the Quantum Office at 8007 4100 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like an A3 version of the Poster above to put up at your work please contact the Office as well.
We also have a great post on CBD Self Defence here – CBD Self Defence blog post
Sensei Andy Dickinson also has a great article on Self Defence here – Sensei article on Self Defence
See you on the mats – Ben and Daz