TWO leaders of the Eyre Peninsula community are the latest to join the White Ribbon Ambassador program.
White Ribbon Ambassadors are trained men who recognise the importance of men taking responsibility and being part of the solution to end the violence, abuse and inequality faced by women across Australia.
They are essential supporters who dedicate their time and energy into promoting the work of White Ribbon.
Member for Flinders Peter Treloar and Cummins police officer Brevet Sergeant John Randall have recently become White Ribbon Ambassadors.
Brevet Sergeant Randall’s ambassadorship continues the work of South Australia Police who are committed to eliminating violence against women.
SA Police became a White Ribbon accredited workplace in 2016.
Mr Treloar said he was approached by the Zonta Club of Lower Eyre Peninsula to become a White Ribbon Ambassador.
He said it involved completing various online courses and an interview which he took very seriously.
“Domestic violence is a significant social issue, affecting many in our community,” Mr Treloar said.
“I feel the best involvement I can have is to set a good example, and bring the issue into the public space.”
“I am very proud to be a White Ribbon Ambassador.”
People in the community who require support with how to deal with domestic violence, counselling or safe accommodation options call Yarredi Services on 1800 110 617 or 8683 0311 or visit www.yarredi.org.au
For more information on White Ribbon visit www.whiteribbon.org.au.