White Ribbon Schools - Being the Change
I was joined in the studio today by Peter Matthews School Captain and Lachlan Walker, Social Justice Prefect from White Ribbon School - Knox Grammar, and Tadhg Richards and Hunter Meaney School Captains from Turramurra High School. I really appreciated how they turned the statistics into practical and meaningful opportunities for young people to be the change they want to see in their world. I will let their words speak for themselves.
Peter - You can talk about it as much as you like but you have to act. If you are not comfortable with the conversation going on around you stand up to and raise the standard.
Lachlan - Don't wait for another to stand up, be the one person, be the change and others will follow
Tadhg - Use your gifts and talents to speak up - paint, write, sing, all forms will make a difference and your expression is needed.
Hunter - have that conversation, don't go into hushed tones, that way people will feel a level of accountability for what they are doing behind closed doors.
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1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Lifeline 13 11 14
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Further support services below
Champions of Change - Knox Grammar White Ribbon Initiative
Get Your School Involved - White Ribbon Schools Program
Jean Kilbourne - Ted X on Gender in the Media
Jackson Katz - More men need to stand up and say there needs to be change
The Bystander Approach
Do nothing and you might as well lend a hand campaign
The government’s domestic violence campaign “He did it ‘cause he likes you”
Every 2 minutes police are called to a domestic violence situation
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
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Police Assistance Line
Domestic Violence Line
1800 65 64 63
1800 671 442 TTY (Hearing impaired)
Rape Crisis Service
1800 424 017
Interrelate Family Centres
1300 736 966
1800 152 152
1800 737 732
13 11 14
Police and Ambulance
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Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.