King Edward Memorial Hospital
Women's Health Strategy and Programs
25 November is White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon works to prevent violence against women by changing attitudes and behaviours.
Did you know?
- 1 in 3 women will experience family and domestic violence in their lifetime.
- One in five women over 18 experience harassment within the workplace.
- Family and domestic violence is the biggest cause of death, disability, and ill health for women under 45 in Australia.
- Women experiencing family and domestic violence frequent a health service more than any other support service.
- For women who are pregnant and being abused – it can result in significant negative health outcomes for both mother and baby.
What you can do to participate?
- Download the FDV posters below and put them up in your waiting rooms and toilet doors to remind people that they can ask for help.
- Download the posters below and put them up in your staffroom reminding staff to screen clients for FDV.
- Download the oath from White Ribbon Day website and encourage staff to “take the oath”
- Promote White Ribbon Day in your health service – go to the White Ribbon STOP Kit website for resources and promotional material you can download. See below for posters you can download.
- Encourage staff to attend the free training on family and domestic violence available for all WA Health staff. Go to our training page to find out more.
Posters to download
White Ribbon Day Resources to download