Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast
White Ribbon Australia’s campaign asks people to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. As the Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection and Social Housing, Rachel is faced with some harsh realities of domestic violence while she works to assist those experiencing domestic violence.
Rachel had the honour of addressing the sold out crowd of 1200 attendees at this year’s White Ribbon Breakfast at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 25 November. It was a wonderful opportunity for Rachel to share her thoughts and ideas on what can be done by the Government and the community to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, as well as to present some confronting facts and figures about domestic violence. Her suggestions included more funding for behavioural change programs for offenders as only 5000 places were available for the 70,000 offenders last year, which is clearly not enough. Rachel also suggested support groups for offenders similar to Alcoholics Anonymous which received spontaneous applause from the audience. See Rachel’s full speech below.
For more information about the White Ribbon Campaign, visit: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
Rachel hopes to see you at the White Ribbon Breakfast in 2016!
If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need your help or support, please contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732. In an emergency, call the police on 000.