White Ribbon originated in 1991, when a group of three men from Toronto, began a campaign to stop violence against women, after a massacre of 14 women by a lone gunman at a university in Montreal.
Today, it is an international effort in over 57 countries, of men and boys working to end violence against women.
Walgett has one of the highest rates nationwide of violence against women.
WAMS has always taken a stand against any violence, whether it be directed at women or men. It is proud to be an Accredited White Ribbon organisation to stop this practice, and is encouraging their male staff to become ambassadors of this movement to prevent violence against women in the workplace. In turn, it is hoped that this endeavour will persuade the male population of Walgett that violence against women will not be tolerated.
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The Brewarrina Aboriginal Medical Service (BAMS) services the town of Brewarrina and the surrounding communities and small towns in the area, providing not only health care but also programs which focus on Aboriginal culture, youth, education, housing and all aspects of life in a remote rural community for Aboriginal people.
BAMS is auspiced by the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Limited (WAMS) who accepted an invitation from the NSW Department of Health to oversee the running of the service to maintain a well disciplined Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO).
Open: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm