Our CEO Barry Helem is now officially a White Ribbon NZ Ambassador.
White Ribbon is a social change campaign that aims to transform attitudes around violence, specifically men’s violence towards women. The campaign has been operating in NZ since 2004.
Sadly, New Zealand has one of the worst records for family violence in the developed world. New Zealand Police conduct more than 100,000 family violence investigations each year with over 3,500 convictions recorded against men for assaults on women.
White Ribbon NZ empowers local communities and men to take part in conversations about violence and work toward a non-violent future by modelling positive behaviour. This “modelling” is epitomised by White Ribbon Ambassadors, who lead the campaign by conveying key messages directly to their communities.
We are extremely proud that Barry will be actively supporting this important kaupapa and if you would like to know more about Barry’s involvement or the White Ribbon Campaign, click here.