Amnesty International’s Kapiti Coast group will be hitting the streets on bikes tomorrow to mark White Ribbon Day — aiming to end gender-based violence.
The bikers, who are all volunteers, will arrive from Porirua at the Paraparaumu Community centre at 9.30 AM
They will be welcomed by kapa haka groups from local colleges followed by speeches on the issue of violence against women in our society will take place.
“White Ribbon Day challenges the notion of gender-based violence that has, sadly, become normalised in our society,” said Wickam Pack, co-ordinator of Amnesty’s Kapiti Coast Group.
“We want to use our events to say that it is not ok,” she says.
Amnesty International will also join forces with Voices against Violence to screen two locally made short films on bullying to highlight the issue of violence against women.
Every year Amnesty International supporters around the world campaigning to end gender-based violence during 16 ‘Days of Activism.’ The campaign runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day).