09 December 2013   | News | Extra-Curricular  
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White Ribbon Oath: Never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

Homebush Boys High School continued on with its strong donation tradition as part of a White Ribbon fund-raiser and men’s violence against women awareness day.

White Ribbon is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women.

White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.

Homebush Boys High School raised funds through the organisation of a sausage sizzle lunch, selling of white ribbons by our student leadership body, and generous donations made by whole school community personnel.  As a school, we reinforce that donating is part of the Australian culture. 

In addition to this, as Head Teacher Teaching and Learning, student engagement was ensured in addressing issues of men’s violence against womenthrough art, poetry, drama – role playing and critical thinking strategies.  Students completed tasks on facets of violence and provided a wide range of responses using strategies such as Edward De Bono’s Thinking Hats, Bullying Body Mind Maps, Bloom’s Taxonomy Grids, Critical Thinking Keys and Multiple Intelligences Toolbox.

Through our school initiatives, Homebush Boys High School seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change.

White Ribbon Day celebrates the culmination of the annual campaign and global recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  As such, men and women are encouraged to wear a symbolic white ribbon on 25 November.

White Ribbon Day (25 November) also signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on Human Rights Day (10 December).

Many around the world experience forms of abuse and/or violence.  White Ribbon Day is a great opportunity to remind all to “never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women”.

Homebush Boys High School salutes and thanks all those involved in White Ribbon Day initiatives and for the generous donations that continue to be made by many.

Head Teacher Teaching & Learning

Suzi Milovanovic