White Ribbon Liam Dooley joins Dave to explore the current campaign Fathers Day What Does It Mean
This Father’s Day White Ribbon is calling on fathers and father-figures to take the time to talk with their children about what it means to be a father.
The Let’s Talk About What it Means to be a Father campaign will launch ahead of Father’s Day and is an evidence-informed initiative addressing the positive influence fathers and male role-models can play in inspiring and shaping a more socially aware and equal generation.
Research shows strong positive bonds between fathers and their children has a positive impact on the relationships they will have as adults.
That’s why we’re asking all fathers and father-figures to reflect on and understand the important role they play in raising the next generation with values of respect, gender equality and, ultimately, violence prevention.
“The conversations they have today with their children, will shape the person they become tomorrow
As an organisation that works to create a healthier, positive view of masculinity, White Ribbon created this campaign to celebrate the many fathers who are challenging traditional views of masculinity, resetting society’s perception of what it means to be a dad.
The Let’s Talk About What it Means to be a Father campaign includes a number of videos, featuring community leaders with a range of experiences of fatherhood, talking with their children about these experiences. It also includes resources, tools and education opportunities.
“It’s not just about biological fathers, any male role-model can hold this special place and fundamentally guide a person’s development, values and beliefs.
The videos between fathers and their child can be viewed here.
To learn more about White Ribbon’s Fatherhood campaign, visit: www.whiteribbon.org.au/