THE staff at Port Macquarie’s Radio Rentals are taking a stand, in high heels, to end violence against women in the Hastings community this White Ribbon Day.
The Wear-a-Pair drive on Friday encourages staff to seek sponsorship from family, friends and the community to raise funds for, and awareness of White Ribbon Day, the world’s largest movement to end men’s violence against women.
All staff, both men and women, will wear a pair of high heels during their shift as a demonstration that they are committed to taking a stance against domestic violence.
“Seemingly lighthearted, the Wear-a-Pair drive is actually a symbolic gesture to spend a day walking in the shoes of women in the community who may be affected by domestic violence,” James Marshall, CEO, Thorn Group and White Ribbon ambassador said.
“The Radio Rentals Wear-a-Pair drive is about empathy and taking a stance against domestic violence in our community,” he said.
“Violence against women is an issue that affects many communities we operate within and by empowering store managers to raise awareness of domestic violence, we hope to positively contribute towards change within the community.”
Facts on violence against women are alarming and confronting. One woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of domestic violence and one in four children are exposed to domestic violence.