Domestic Violence Victoria’s Alison Macdonald said the signs were positive for the new White Ribbon and its intention to collaborate and be accountable to the sector was critical.
“They’re a new organisation effectively rebuilding from the ground-up. They’ve inherited an incredibly huge audience,” she said.
“So they can really do some good work by leveraging on that reach.”
She said every time White Ribbon began a campaign, it would drive more people to seek help.
“It’s chronically under-resourced frontline agencies that always have to provide the safety net for people at risk who … seek changes in their life,” she said.
“It’s a really good thing, but it can’t be done in isolation.”