It’s White Ribbon Day today and this is the blog I wrote last year to encourage people to wear a white ribbon, but most importantly, to start the conversation about domestic violence. It’s only by talking about it that we can make a difference to the mindset. This blog won “Outstanding Advocacy Blog” and I am so proud of this as it is the most important blog post I’ve ever written. Happy White Ribbon Day… Livvy 🙂

Livonne

Definitely found my self esteem
Finally-I’m forever free to dream
No more cryin’ in the corner
No excuses-no more bruises
I’d rather die standing
Than live on my knees
Begging please-no more….  Shania Twain.. Black Eyes, Blue Tears

Sunday 25th November is White Ribbon Day..It is Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.. It is a male led campaign that believes most men are good and that good men abhor violence. (straight from their website).. This is an incredibly important campaign and one which holds a very special place in my heart. The fact that it is men who have implemented it is, to me anyway, one of the greatest things about it.

When men have the conversation and speak out against violence toward women, they put their peers, perhaps unknowingly, on  notice, to treat women with respect or face being ostracised by your friends.  Now, before it gets said…

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