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After 12 years working to prevent violence against women, White Ribbon is closing down.

The White Ribbon Australia charity, established to prevent violence against women, is shutting down.

The closure was announced after an “analysis of the organisation’s future sustainability”, an online statement read.

“It is with profound sadness that the board of White Ribbon Australia informs the community and supporters that it has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors,” the statement said.

The organisation went into liquidation ahead of White Ribbon Day on November 22.

“For all those who are already planning for White Ribbon Day, we encourage you to continue with those plans alongside the international White Ribbon movement. Continue to raise your voice,” the board said.

The foundation for the charity was established is 2007 and Australian entertainer and former lawyer Andrew O’Keefe was named chair of the board.

Worrels Solvency and Forensic Accountants firm is handling the liquidation.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, support is available via 1800 RESPECT. Please call 1800 737 732. 

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