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White Ribbon Newsletter

October 26, 2017 at 5:13 PM

White Ribbon

White Ribbon Newsletter

Please find a quick update on these key aspects of the White Ribbon Campaign:

  • Launch of the White Ribbon Campaign
  • 2017 Resources
  • White Ribbon Workshops
  • White Ribbon Ride
  • Events

1.      2017 Resources are all available now

Order your resources and merchandise here

Merchandise includes the new Raise Our Boys t-shirt (or you can purchase the 2016 Respect t-shirts).


Campaign Launch & Film Premier

Book to attend the Campaign Launch and premier of 'Raise Our Men'. A new film by White Ribbon.

The film discusses New Zealand men’s experiences of being socialised into the ‘Man Box’ behaviours of: being in charge; holding to strict gender roles; appearing tough and only expressing anger; and relying on peer endorsement of masculinity. These are all key risks for using violence.

The focus of ‘Raise Our Men’ is on how men have broken out of this ‘Man Box’ to be more equitable, flexible, healthy, satisfied and respectful. The film will be available for public use, along with clips that will be used in social media messages.

The campaign launch and film premier will be held in Auckland on Wednesday 8 November at the Hollywood Cinema. Doors open 6:30pm, the event begins at 7:00pm.

To attend the Campaign Launch click here

Media please contact Nancy at
This is a free event.


Raising Respectful Men Workshops

Michael Kaufman (co-founder of White Ribbon from Canada) will be holding five free workshops across New Zealand. The film 'Raise Our Men' will be screened, followed by a workshop on ‘Raising Respectful Men’.

The workshops are to:

  • increase understanding of how New Zealand males are socialised and how this links with the high levels of family and sexual violence against women.
  • increase understanding of what action can be taken to mitigate the negative effects of socialisation and reduce men’s violence.
  • build community support for White Ribbon’s 2017 campaign, including its focus on male socialisation, and to inform participants how they can use White Ribbon’s campaign and resources in their work.

Workshop Dates:

  • Auckland Thursday 9 November, 1pm -4pm
    Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
  • Hastings Friday 10 November, 10am-1pm
    Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North
  • Dunedin Wednesday 15 November, 10am-1pm
    Burns Hall, 415 Lower Moray Place, Dunedin
  • Christchurch Thursday 16 November, 10am-1pm
    Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, Corner of Wakefield Avenue and Nayland Street, Sumner. 
  • Wellington Region Friday 17 November, 10am-1pm
    Olive Tree, 478 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

To attend a workshop click here


The White Ribbon Ride

This is one of the most exciting initiatives tackling this country’s crippling domestic violence record. Violence destroys families, sets our children on a destructive journey and affects one in three women. This week-long motorcycle tour happens every November during White Ribbon Month, and is a powerful and inspirational voyage for all involved. Order your community poster (with space for the details) here or download the file here and print it out yourself. There are still a few opportunities to host a White Ribbon Ride Event. For more details contact

To view the updated Ride schedules click here.


Download all the 2017 White Ribbon Posters here


Organise Your Community Event

During November, there will be White Ribbon activities in communities across New Zealand. Find out what’s happening in your community and  promote your event. Please tell us about your event here.


Download a copy of the most recent White Ribbon Newsletters below. To receive your own copy of the White Ribbon Newsletter click here.


October 2017

September 2017


May 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter


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