Health providers in the Horowhenua are raising awareness of White Ribbon day this year by creating White ribbon themed displays.
A group at Horowhenua Integrated Family Health Centre are working to raise awareness about the day and they held a competition for all health providers in the area to email pictures in of their White Ribbon displays. There were plenty of entries and the team at Horowhenua Community Practice won the competition with their balloon filled display which included a giant white ribbon.
The competition was judged by Stephanie Cook from the Horowhenua Abuse Liaison Team (HALT), who also delivered an education session attended by a number of health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Stephanie talked about respectful relationships, family violence statistics in Horowhenua and how we can support women in violent relationships by simply supporting them.
White Ribbon day is held annually on the 25 November and its aim is to end men’s violence toward women by encouraging men to lead by example and by having discussions with other men. Horowhenua Health Centre have a large white ribbon for people to sign the pledge to “stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence towards women.”
White Ribbon day displays can be viewed at Horowhenua Community Practice, Te Waiora, Raukawa Whanau Ora, and Horowhenua Health Centre.
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