Today is 25 November, which is White Ribbon Day or the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
White Ribbon Day is a movement by men, who swear that they will never commit violence to women, never excuse violence to women and never excuse violence to women. It started in Canada as a movement by men, and has since spread worldwide.
This morning I had the opportunity to talk to about 120 people in Toowoomba, including 20 police, about how as a family lawyer in Brisbane, I had acted for thousands of survivors of violence, including having acted in cases involving violence concerning people who lived in Toowoomba and nearby, such as Oakey and Dalby.
I had the privilege at lunchtime to go to the Queensland Parliament, where the Speaker John Mickel was honouring White Ribbon Day, along with many other politicians, business leaders, and police.