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Scott Ludlam 20 Feb 2011

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (4.29 pm)-I move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:

(i) 25 November is designated by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and that the white ribbon is the symbol for this day,

(ii) around Australia on 25 November, thousands of men and women will be wearing a white ribbon to show their support for this cause and taking an oath never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women, and

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Greens embrace White Ribbon Day

Scott Ludlam 25 Nov 2009

The Australian Greens welcome the unanimous Senate support for a motion recognising today as the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The White Ribbon Campaign is the first male led campaign to end violence against women in the world.

"I am delighted the Senate has overwhelming accepted the motion calling on all men to actively participate in White Ribbon Day by swearing to end violence against women," Australians Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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