A call to action has gone out to the sporting clubs and youth groups of Busselton to support this year’s White Ribbon Day activities to raise awareness of family and domestic violence. The event will get under way on the Busselton foreshore from 10am on November 25 and feature speeches, artwork, poems and songs from students from Busselton Senior High School and Georgiana Molloy Anglican School. The students will also be exhibiting a series of high-impact black and white prints. They created the photographs working in conjunction with local photographer Kalie Coussens. The photographer donated her time for the photo shoot and post processing of the images, with creative make-up by Rhianna McLean. The White Ribbon activities will conclude with a silent march lead by police from the Busselton station. Event organiser and White Ribbon committee chair Sue Riccelli is concerned that statistics related to violence against women and children are increasing significantly. “This is not about criticising our men and boys, rather we are asking our men and boys to be role models, and to stand up and say ‘no’ to a few that still commit or condone violence, control, intimidation and abuse against our women and children,“ she said.