Cambridge Community House and Violence Free Waipa are asking our community to take up a challenge called ’30 Days of Kindness’ in November across the Waipa communities, Cambridge and Te Awamutu.
Every day they receive alerts from the Hamilton based ISR (Integrated Safety Response) team, reporting the incidents of family violence in Cambridge from the day/night before.
Over 30 days they will be promoting kindness as a way to reduce violence in our communities. With the amount of violence still occurring we all need to take action and prevent violence being normal for so many of our families.
This year as part of the White Ribbon Campaign they are wanting to encourage people to be kind to each other. White Ribbon is a movement started by men and boys to pledge their support to stop violence against women. It has been taken up around the world as an international event, acknowledged on 25th November annually. We believe that awareness campaigns like this would not be required if we all knew how and practiced being kind to each other. We believe this starts by being great role models and teaching our tamariki and rangatahi how to be kind to each other.
We would like to encourage our community to make November a month of kindness and we are providing you with an easy great way to do this:
Go to violence free waipa fb page (the Violence Free Waipa Facebook page) to take part in the 30 days of Kindness Challenge – They will be posting an act of kindness for you to do each day.