Make a Stand Against Abuse
Published on 25 November 2021
Let’s Make a Stand to end violence and abuse together.
This year, we’re working with Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic Violence Committee, Ryde Police Area Command, Eastwood & Gladesville Liquor Accord, Community Migrant Resource Centre and the Purple Nail Tribe - Lisa Harnum Foundation to #MakeAStand.
As part of our Make a Stand campaign, we’ll be holding a range of virtual activities that tell the stories of those impacted by domestic and family violence and give the centre stage to organisations that are here to help.
Make a Stand kicks off today and ends on Friday 10 December, aligning with the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Find out how you can get involved on our Make a Stand page.
"Hi my name is Alex Wilkinson. I’m Captain of Sydney FC and I’m making a stand against domestic violence and abuse. I believe we can work together to break the cycle of domestic violence and abuse. The City of Ryde has lots of information on support services available for victims of domestic violence or listen to podcasts that tell you where to go for help. You’ll find the resources for you or your team to be part of the Make A Stand social media campaign and share the Make A Stand Against Abuse message with your team, friends and family and team mates. You can also Make A Stand Against Abuse by being part of the Purple Nail Tribe by painting your fingernail purple to show you’ve taken their pledge to help end domestic abuse and the silence surrounding it. To signify this pledge, I will paint my ring finger of my left hand purple and display it with pride to initiate an important conversation around this issue. Join me and be part of the Purple Nail Tribe. You can take a photo of your Purple Nail and share it on your social media.”