Reborn White Ribbon’s new boss puts faith in goodwill, and Rosie Batty

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.”

The Age