Domestic violence charity White Ribbon Australia has announced it is shutting down, just under two months before White Ribbon Day.
The charity held a general meeting on Wednesday, where it was resolved that the company would be “wound up”and liquidators appointed.
In a statement posted online a short time ago, the organisation said they came to the tough decision following an “analysis of the organisation’s future sustainability”.
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“It is with profound sadness that the board of White Ribbon Australia informs the community and supporters that it has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors,” the statement says.
“White Ribbon Australia has been proud to serve alongside so many dedicated partner organisations, grassroots communities and government in the important work of ending men’s violence against women.”
“We want to acknowledge those communities around Australia who have been part of the White Ribbon movement – from the dedicated staff, ambassadors, advocates and committees, to schools and teachers, sports clubs, workplaces and individual members of the community.”
The organisation is encouraging those who are already planning White Ribbon Day, to continue their plans alongside the international White Ribbon movement.
“Even though White Ribbon Australia’s journey ends here, we know that the work of our partners and communities will continue,” the charity said.
“Eliminating men’s violence against women must remain a priority.”
“Continue to Raise your voice.”