Cessnock Chamber of Commerce has partnered with BPW Cessnock for their annual White Ribbon Breakfast at Cessnock Leagues Club on Tuesday.
Business people, community members and school children were among those who took the pledge to end men’s violence against women.
Cessnock Chamber of Commerce president Geoff Walker said the chamber supported the White Ribbon campaign as it recognises the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women.
“It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent,” he said.
“Like White Ribbon Australia, Cessnock Chamber believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others.
“Our whole community needs to come together to work towards stopping violence against women so that all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.”