MARRICKVILLE BREAKS THE SILENCE AROUND VIOLENCE
myBJJ raises awareness by hosting a White Ribbon fundraiser
myBJJ of Marrickville has organised an event to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
myBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team will be hosting a women’s self-defence course at their headquarters in Marrickville on Saturday, November 29.
The course aims to raise awareness in self-defence concepts and to teach life-saving self-defence techniques and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills for women to defend themselves in ground situations against larger opponents.
“Violence against women is at epidemic proportions. Devastatingly, over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of intimate partner violence,” myBJJ Team said.
“Murder is at the pointy end of a broad spectrum of violence against women. A spectrum that encompasses financial, verbal, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, as well as workplace harassment. They all form part of a devastating cycle of violence.
“And the women lost are not just statistics – they are wives, mothers, daughters, grand-daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends and colleagues. Most importantly, they are people, and the impact of the violence perpetrated against them is widespread and long-standing.
“Violence against women is never a private issue. We are holding this event to help break the silence around violence, to raise awareness of the issue as well as funds to support work to bring violence against women to an end.
“We want people to know that it is violence against women is unacceptable, it is never the victim’s fault, help is always available and if you see something you should definitely say something. People need to know that they can make a difference; bringing an end to men’s violence against women will take a whole of community approach.”
COURSE DATE & TIME: Saturday November 29, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
VENUE: myBJJ Team, Level 1, 26 Cook Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204
COST: $15.00 (all proceeds go directly to White Ribbon Foundation)
BOOKINGS: firstname.lastname@example.org – 0406 456 766
DONATIONS: any additional donations to the Event for White Ribbon are welcomed, and can be made via myBJJ Team.
Your participation and support are greatly appreciated