ANZASW Video for White Ribbon Day


White Ribbon Day, November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Men’s Violence Towards Women. The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) fully supports the aims of the day and the White Ribbon campaign as a whole.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a great country challenged by social problems that we all need to confront. One of these is gender-based violence (gbv); we have some of the highest rates of gbv, particularly intimate partner abuse (predominantly perpetrated by men against women), in the developed world.

This video shines a light on some of the ways in which social workers seek to support women / wāhine in our islands who have been affected by such violence; it also highlights some of the work our profession does with the abusers in order to help them break out of destructive cycles and support and protect survivors.

ANZASW says “Kia Kaha!” to all those involved in efforts to prevent abuse and support survivors, including social workers, as well as those active in white ribbon movement campaigns!