White Ribbon Day, also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, is a yearly event that raises awareness of family violence. It takes place on November 18.
The white ribbon campaign was started in Canada in November of 1991. It was later brought to Australia in January of 1992 by Bob Parse, a member of the Australian group Men Against Sexual Assault (MASA).
The white ribbon symbolizes the idea of men giving up their arms and men’s opposition to violence against women.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, with a white ribbon as its symbol, was established by the UN General Assembly in 1999.