Home' My Ballarat : My Ballarat November 2012 Contents Ballarat men are encouraged to gather and
show their support for White Ribbon Day and the
elimination of violence against women.
Ballarat will mark White Ribbon Day on Friday 23
November with the following activities:
12pm -- Walk Against Violence
Commencing on the lawn outside the University of
Ballarat SMB Campus in Lydiard Street South, the
walk will travel to the Ballarat Mining Exchange in
Lydiard Street North.
The walk aims to bring together a diverse range
of people to show solidarity for the White Ribbon
12.30pm -- Swear the Oath
'Come and Swear' at the Ballarat Mining
Exchange. The 2012 White Ribbon Day youth and
senior ambassadors will be inducted following the
oath and there will also be a chance to sign the
City of Ballarat Community Charter
for the Prevention of Violence
1pm -- Free barbecue
at the Ballarat
Welcome to Ballarat
Are you new to Ballarat? Our city is a
great place to live and we want you to
enjoy the best of Ballarat.
We invite you to join our New
Residents program. Permanent
residents of Ballarat who have lived
here for less than three months are
eligible to sign up.
Benefits include lots of information
about the city, vouchers and coupons
for local businesses and services and
the opportunity to meet new people
and our city's Councillors at our New
To find out more, visit
www.ballarat.vic.gov.au and click on:
About Ballarat. To join the program,
make a five minute visit to Customer
Service at the Phoenix Building,
25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat.
Support White Ribbon Day in Ballarat
For more information, visit
or call the City of Ballarat
Unit at 532
nit at 5320 5183
Join the Charter
The Ballarat community has backed an initiative
aimed at saying 'no' to violence against women.
The Ballarat Community Charter for the Prevention
of Violence Against Women was officially launched
by Ballarat Mayor Cr Mark Harris and Cr Cheryl
Bromfield last month.
Developed and adopted in March 2012 following
an extensive community consultation process,
the Charter recognises Council's commitment
to recognising violence against women as a key
social and health issue.
The Charter aims to highlight the need for a
community approach to prevention, gather support
for action that reduces violence against women
and inspire people to act at an individual and
community level to eliminate the attitudes that
The Charter has been designed for community
members, workplaces, schools and community
organisations and clubs to make the commitment
alongside Council as a community partner.
Want to sign the Charter?
To find out more and to download
a signing document, visit
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