White Ribbon Day 2011 – The Outcomes!!

White Ribbon Day on the 25th is a chance for police to speak out against violence against women.  As the results of the activities in the countries come to our notice, we will update the Honours Board on this web page.

It seems that the planned activities are many and varied.  We know of plans for a school poetry competion in Tonga; a debate with the principals of the secondary schools in Tonga on the theme of violence; a “Best Couples Pageant” in Samoa; Nauru Police staff wearing baseball caps with the White Ribbon logo; fund raising for victims to apply for protection orders through the sale of T-shirts and White Ribbon baseball caps in Rarotonga, and a workshop on S&GBV awareness in Vanuatu led by the RRRT and the police.

Many countries will also have parades including police bands, speeches, gatherings, breakfasts, and similar joint activities.

2011 Honours Board of Activities –

23 November – Tonga  – school DV poetry competition – described as a “stunning success – everyone was so proud”

Tonga WR Day banner at school

23 November 2011 – Nauru – Police Commissioner authorises all staff to wear White Ribbon Day – Nauru caps on duty for White Ribbon Day 2011

24 November – Kiribati – This report from the Police DV unit team leader – Inspector Titan – “a big march of people wearing black followed by the police brass band, men from Marine Training Centre, Fisheries Training Centre, Police Recruits and everyone wearing black march from the Australian High Commission at Bairiki down to the end of the causeway at Bairiki and back to the stadium.   I gave a report on CMIS and there is an acknowledgement to the PPDVP and NZ Police for their funds on the caps.   I brought my pathfinders from my church and they are the ones that sing the candle and the stadium was blacked out except the candles that were being lit.

25th November – Tonga – Prime Minister and Cabinet postpone their planned Cabinet Meeting to attend White Ribbon Day activities.

 

 

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