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Benenson Society Shares Important Message - 06 November 2018

This term, the Benenson Society Human Rights service group joined the White Ribbon campaign to raise awareness of the important human rights issue of violence against women. The girls diligently made over 250 white ribbons for sale at school.

On the morning of Friday 26 October, we had a wonderful turnout of enthusiastic students and staff wearing white ribbons to support our campaign.  The LHC community stood on Hawthorne Road waving banners and posters and received enormous support by passing cars, buses and motor bikes through the tooting of horns, waving of hands and encouraging cheers. 

The White Ribbon campaign marks the end of a busy and successful year for the Benenson Society.  The girls have worked very hard to raise awareness of human rights issues in various countries.  Our campaigns have included the promotion of fair trade products and fundraising for Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, assisting at risk children around the world. We also gathered over 500 signatures from our school community supporting a campaign to free a Saudi Arabian feminist who is being detained for exercising her freedom of speech.

Many of our members were also involved in supporting LHC’s HOPE program, assisting refugee and asylum seeker children to connect with our community through school holiday programs run at school.

In order to raise money and awareness for our campaigns this year we have had a number of bake sales, a fair trade raffle, a “guess how many lollies are in the jar” competition and we have also sold 30 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, to the great delight of staff and students!

The Benenson Society meets every fortnight to raise awareness of human rights violations and abuse.  We have a dedicated group of members who gather and work diligently to promote these important issues and we always welcome new members.

We look forward to another fulfilling year in 2019.

Andrea Carter & Madonna Witham
Benenson Society Coordinators