The White Ribbon Ultramarathon aims to:
- Honour and bring attention to the outstanding work underway in regional NSW to stop violence against women
- Help people learn about what violence is and the social conditions that enable it to exist
- Encourage every Australian man and woman to think about one or two steps they can take to help stop violence against women
- Encourage organisations, community groups and schools to sign up to a White Ribbon program and become leaders of change in their community.
- Most importantly, to let the women of regional NSW know they are not forgotten or alone. They are surrounded by an enormous network of people who care and are ready to help when they're ready to reach out.
The Ultramarathon starts in Walgett on 14th November and finishes in Forbes on 25th November, White Ribbon Day 2014.
Regional NSW has some of the highest rates of violence against women, in some areas it is up to 11 times metropolitan rates. Yet it is also where incredible work is taking place and it is having a positive impact. I want to showcase that work, hear from the voices of experience and following their incredible leadership, learn the practical steps we can all take to help stop violence against women.
In Nov. 2014 Kirrily will run 860km through regional NSW in 12 days to honour and learn from the outstanding work underway to stop men's violence against women.