Calling Australians to end men's violence against women
Canbeards, Canberra's beard and moustache club, started the Grow a Winter Beard initiative to raise funds for worthy charities in 2015. In 2018, we will be challenging all Australia, to join the movement to support White Ribbon Australia. White Ribbon Australia is a male-led primary prevention organisation that works to stop men’s violence against women. Through education, awareness-raising, preventative programs, partnerships and creative campaigns, they examine the causes of gender-based violence, challenge behaviours and create a cultural shift that leads us to a future without violence against women.
CanBeards' Campaign Goes National
The Grow a Winter Beard campaign started in Canberra and is still going strong in the nation's capital, nurtured by CanBeards and supported by King O'Malley's. The national launch for the 2017 campaign took place at King O'Malley's on Friday 16 June, and King O’Malley’s held a competition to find Canberra’s Best Beard during an Australian Beard Day event on Sunday 20th August. Read more about this event in the RiotACT. CanBeards invites the rest of Australia to join them in 2018, and for all beard and moustache clubs and local White Ribbon committees to get behind this whiskery adventure and help end men's violence against women.
About White Ribbon Australia
‘White Ribbon’ is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global movement, aims to create an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
In Australia one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner and one in three women over the age of 15 reports experiencing physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives (Virueda & Payne, 2010). Sadly, domestic and family violence is also the major cause of homelessness for women and their children (VicHealth, 2004; AIHW, 2008).
Find out more about the work of White Ribbon Australia at whiteribbon.org.au