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Black Ribbon New Zealand seeks to end domestic and family violence towards EVERYONE by
asking all Kiwi's to acknowledge and modify their own behaviour and
attitudes towards violence in domestic relationships. We are a volunteer
based organisation predominantly operating in the Central North Island,
but reaching out throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Please help us to
work towards providing non-discriminatory services to New Zealanders
when they choose change.
violence doesn't just happen to women - it happens to EVERYONE.
emotions, and sometimes
heightened emotions results in violence being directed towards
vulnerable people we live
with. Especially vulnerable people include children, the elderly, the
disabled, and marginalised groups like men and boys or people
in minority groups who have no support networks. EVERYONE knows someone who is vulnerable.
Zealand has suffered far too long, and suffered too much loss. It's
time for change. If we stand together, we can make a difference! Please
join us. Stopping domestic violence
in its tracks begins with you and me, but it's EVERYONE's business!
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
focus for 2019-2021 is to establish programmes which directly assist
communities nation-wide and are not limited to physical locations. We
are in the process of establishing a nation-wide directory service to be
run in conjunction with a 24-hour volunteer based telephone line. The
help line and directory will enable victims of domestic violence to
contact someone by telephone who will be available to provide wrap
around help including immediate safety measures, finding accommodation
providers where needed, help with finding legal advocacy, and accessing
local support networks for ongoing assistance.
Our Community Reach
Ribbon currently operates only as a social media reach, and in the last
six months has begun to reach out to local communities in Hamilton and
Te Puke through local community stalls and barbeques which double as
fundraising opportunities. We have minimal active volunteers and need to
develop an active volunteer base around New Zealand, for which we need a
volunteer co-ordinator. We will also need a part-time administrator to
be responsible for the management of day to day campaign activities and
supervision. We hope to fill these positions by the end of 2020.
The Ribbon & Koru
the years, a black ribbon has been used as a symbol for many different
causes and events - political statements, remembrance, or for mourning
those who have lost their lives in unspeakable tragedies. Without
detracting from any other reason for holding up a black ribbon, the
Black Ribbon New Zealand Trust has added the distinct symbol of the New
Zealand koru to our ribbon. While the black of the ribbon traditionally
represents mourning and loss, the koru adds the hope of a new beginning.
We have chosen the koru to represent our persistent drive towards new
understandings, and working together to bring hope for change to homes
throughout New Zealand.Other Black Ribbon Campaigns
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'.