In the last year, one in 20 women (5.8%), or over 440,000 women, were the
victims of violence, according to the 2006 ABS survey.
4.7% (363,000 women) experienced physical violence
assault, attempted assault, or the threat of assault).
1.6% (126,100 women) experienced sexual violence (including sexual assault,
attempted assault, or the threat of assault).
Wearing a White Ribbon is not a badge of purity or a badge of perfection. It does not mean that the wearer has perfect relationships.
It means that this man believes that violence towards women is unacceptable. It is a visible sign that the wearer does not support or condone the use of violence against women. Everyone can show their commitment to ending violence against women by wearing a white ribbon. Proceeds from purchasing a White Ribbon go towards changing community attitudes through high impact awareness campaigns.