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The Black Ribbon New Zealand Trust exists to promote awareness of
domestic and family violence as non-discriminatory
in terms of any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination pursuant to
Section 21 of the Human Rights Act 1993.
The Trust is incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 as a charitable trust. The
Black Ribbon New Zealand Trust uses all donations and other funds to
administer its purposes as per the Trust Deed.
Our Focus for 2019-2021 and beyond
focus for 2019-2021 is to establish and/or promote programmes which
communities nation-wide and are not limited to physical locations. If
you would like Black Ribbon to promote your organisation, please feel
free to get in touch with us!
The governance Board of the Trust is made up of between 3 and 9 members who share a common purpose - to bring about an equitable discussion about ending family violence through self-reflection and understanding, education, and respect for others in New Zealand. We recognise the responsibility that individuals have to bringing an end to violence in our homes and communities.
The Board of Trustees for the current year are:
The Executive Committee of the Trust has responsibility for day-to-day operations, reporting to the Board all of it's activities which may include:
The governance Board may also from time to time appoint Trustee Emeriti, who serve at the pleasure of the Board. Trustee Emeritus is an honorary
title bestowed upon former Trustees who have given exemplary service to the Trust in previous years. They can act as representatives of the Board
when needed, and can serve as a valuable source of wisdom and institutional memory.
The Black Ribbon New Zealand Trust and the Black Ribbon social media campaign are not affiliated to the entity known simply as "Black Ribbon" which was formed in 2012. Nor are we affiliated to any other organisation in any country which bears the name 'Black Ribbon'.