Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

All for Victims of Violence; Unite for White Ribbon Day

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

All for Victims of Violence; Unite for White Ribbon Day

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Byline: Francesca McMackin Francesca.McMackin@gympietimes.com

AS DOMESTIC violence faces increasing public scrutiny, Gympie residents will step out in force tomorrow morning on White Ribbon Day to declare there is no excuse for violence.

Residents are invited to wear a white shirt to the event in Memorial Park from 7.30am-9am, take a stand for victims of domestic violence, enjoy a free muffin and coffee, help weave stars in the One Million Stars project to help raise awareness, meet Jack Reed and David Stagg from the Brisbane Broncos and take in the live entertainment.

A sausage sizzle will run for gold coin donations, and Zinc 96.1FM will be live broadcasting on site from 6am.

Watch out for The Gympie Times stand, where staff will collect donations for the It's in the Bag campaign to give women and teenage girls dignity this Christmas.

One in three women have been subjected to physical or sexual violence by someone known to them, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data collected in 2012. …

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