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.

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“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/fatherhood