Men against violence towards women | White Ribbon Day

It's a man's issue too: Jeff Blanchard, Paul De Szell, Jeremy Miller, Damien Welsh and Bret Menser have all taken the White Ribbon Day oath and say that violence against women is not on. Photo: Lauren Green.

It's a man's issue too: Jeff Blanchard, Paul De Szell, Jeremy Miller, Damien Welsh and Bret Menser have all taken the White Ribbon Day oath and say that violence against women is not on. Photo: Lauren Green.

They only form a small group but they represent a diverse spectrum of men from the MidCoast region who are taking a stand against violence towards women.

It started as visit to the Manning Entertainment Centre to speak to theatre manager Jeremy Miller and MidCoast Council’s director of Community Spaces and Services Paul De Szell regarding coverage for White Ribbon Day and the issue of domestic violence and violence towards women.

Coincidentally, four more men arrived at the theatre at the same time and were more than happy to be involved too.

They were United Services Union (USU) organiser Damien Welsh, electrician for MidCoast Council Bret Menser, USU delegate for MidCoast Council (Gloucester branch) Jeff Blanchard, and senior reporting officer for Taree Airport and MidCoast Council Merv Emerton (not pictured).

All men took the White Ribbon Day oath, which was recorded and can be viewed below.

This story Men against violence towards women first appeared on Manning River Times.