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Waikato Mayor Supports White Ribbon Campaign


Waikato Mayor Supports White Ribbon Campaign


Mayor Sanson signs the the White Ribbon Pledge

Waikato district Mayor Allan Sanson today endorsed the White Ribbon Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

“I’m proud to take part in the White Ribbon Campaign” said Mayor Sanson. “Violence against women is unacceptable, and I want to play my part in ending this violence.”

Today the 2012 White Ribbon Campaign was launched throughout New Zealand with 13 Mayors putting their signatures on a pledge to never commit or condone or remain silent about violence towards women. The signatures will be displayed on 25 November on the international White Ribbon Day.

On average, 14 women die and over 3,500 men are convicted for assaults on women every year. “These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters, female workmates and colleagues,” said Mayor Sanson. “As a community, we must take responsibility to end this violence, and that is why I and many other Mayors throughout New Zealand are putting our names on the White Ribbon pledge,” he said.

“Violence so often starts in the home and that makes it a community problem. Our council has always taken violence seriously, and the White Ribbon Campaign is a chance to talk about the issues openly and honestly.”

The White Ribbon pledge brings together New Zealanders throughout the country in a united show of support to end violence against women. As support grows for a violence-free future, the White Ribbon Campaign hopes to encourage men to take a stand and show they’re man enough to end violence.

To sign the pledge visit www.whiteribbon.org.nz
ENDS

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