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Posted in city of fremantle, crime, family, Uncategorized, violence, women by freoview on November 22, 2019


The City of Fremantle is helping raise awareness of violence against women by hosting a White Ribbon Day event on Friday 22 November.

White Ribbon Day, which is officially commemorated on 25 November, is an internationally recognised day of action and calls upon all Australians to stand up, speak out and act to stop violence against women.

Fremantle Acting Mayor Andrew Sullivan said on average per year, one woman was killed every week in Australia as a result of domestic violence.

“Violence against women in any way is unacceptable and we hope Fremantle’s White Ribbon Day event will raise critical awareness of an issue that is very important in our community,” Acting Mayor Sullivan said.

“It’s imperative we all work together to build and foster a community where every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of abuse.”

This year, the Fremantle Community Legal Centre, Fremantle Library and The Meeting Place have joined forces to build an origami display ahead of Friday’s White Ribbon Day event.

Fremantle residents, workers and visitors are encouraged to visit Henderson Street Mall (the open space between Fremantle Markets and Sail & Anchor) between 11am–2pm and take part in the origami display.

People can hang their own white paper crane, which will have stories of victims printed on them, and support the campaign to end domestic violence.

While White Ribbon Australia has recently closed its doors, supporters and communities are encouraged to continue raising their voice alongside the international White Ribbon movement. For more information, visit






Early notice that it is White Ribbon Day on Friday and that there will be a floral installation in Fremantle’s Henderson Street between the Sail&Anchor and Fremantle Markets from 9am to 1pm.

Domestic violence, mainly against women, is an abhorrent crime that has been increasing in Australia, and that needs to be stopped!

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, crime, family, violence, women by freoview on November 22, 2016



Domestic violence against women dramatically increased in Australia this year and that is unacceptable, so everyone needs to be aware of it and help change this around.

There are absolutely no excuses for men to assault women. It does not matter if you are drunk, drugged or just in a bad mood, women deserve respect and have the right to feel safe at home.

This Friday is WHITE RIBBON DAY where we are reminded of the senseless violence against women, the mothers of our children, our sisters, aunties, friends and as a community we need to speak out and help protect those who get beaten up. The silence around domestic violence has to stop!

Beating up a woman is not a silly mistake that one regrets the next day but it is a violent crime for which there are no excuses whatsoever and ever!

Come to Kings Square on Friday November 25 between 8-12 am, where there will be guest speakers, live entertainment, free legal advise and stalls.

Show solidarity with women who get abused by their partners. It needs to stop NOW!

Roel Loopers



Posted in fremantle, white ribbon day by freoview on November 25, 2015


The City of Fremantle held a WHITE RIBBON DAY breakfast event at Kings Square this morning to raise awareness about domestic violence in our society. One in four women in Australia have been a victim of domestic violence by a partner or former partner and that is totally unacceptable, so we all need to speak out when we witness or hear about domestic violence.

Roel Loopers



I will be attending the WHITE RIBBON breakfast at Fremantle’s Kings Square tomorrow morning to raise awareness of the women who die every week in Australia because they were abused by their partners or former partners.

Domestic violence is extremely ugly and absolutely unacceptable and men who beat up their wife, partner, lover have lost all respect for themselves.

It is never ever o.k. to assault a woman no matter what happens in a relationship. Men don’t own their partners and women are not men’s property. There are no excuses and no matter how deeply one gets hurt it does not give a man the right to beat up a woman.

Beating up the woman you love and then tearfully apologise is not good enough. It should not happen and she should not accept your apology but leave you straight away because you will do it again. Once we have lost the respect that is necessary for a good relationship there is no way back and only separation is the way to move forward. Assault is not an expression of love, or frustration, or pain, it is criminal bullying and nothing else.

And all you guys out there, don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe all women are saints and that they are not capable of hurting men, but abusing them is never the solution.

Roel Loopers


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Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on November 20, 2013

It is WHITE RIBBON DAY today, the day where we are all saying loud and clear that violence against women will not be accepted in our society. It is very important that men also speak up against the abuse of women and let their peers know they won’t tolerate it.

I was aghast when I heard ABC radio presenter Susan Maushart some years ago saying that nine out of ten women she knew had been the victims of violence by their partners. That is outrageous and needs to stop.

We all know that relationships are not always perfect, but violent abuse is a big no-no, no matter what happens between partners.

Roel Loopers



Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on November 25, 2011

It is WHITE RIBBON DAY today and many men around Australia are swearing not to tolerate violence against women. Although I of course support the sentiment, it is sad we need prominent men to pledge to something that should be a given. Violence against women is inflicted by cowards, and it is reprehensible and absolutely unacceptable!

It is incomprehensible to me that many men believe they have some form of ownership over the girlfriends, lovers, partners or wives, and that makes it alright to abuse them in any way and form they see fit. Great relationships are made of respect and tolerance, and are partnerships, with equal rights and responsibilities. Women are not our servants or properties!

But we should not stop by only combatting violence against women. Violence in all forms is unacceptable in a civilised society and we need to stand up whenever we witness it. It is not good enough that many people in our community don’t feel safe on the streets, on public transport, and in their own homes. The violent cowards who have total disregards for the safety and lives of their fellow citisens need to be taken off the streets, because we all; men, women and children, have the right to feel safe in OUR cities and towns!

Roel Loopers

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