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2016 White Ribbon Daddy Daughter Breakfast.

It's so important to provide fathers an opportunity to cultivate a good relationship with their daughters. That is what Porirua Whanau Centre did by hosting another White Ribbon Daddy Daughter Breakfast. The Porirua Whanau Centre believe fathers can teach their daughters so much and influence their lives for the better, said Liz Kelly, Porirua Whanau Centre Chief Executive.

From a mother's perspective they can teach their daughters right from wrong and offer advice that speak truth into their lives, while the fathers can teach their daughters more through his actions - how they treat their mother with respect, how fathers show up for important events, how to expect to be treated, and even how they see themselves, says Liz Kelly.

Approximately 60 fathers, daughters and family members attended the White ribbon Daddy Daughter Breakfast event.

Mayor Mike Tana, inspired the fathers and daughters with a hope that one day, instead of reading violence towards women banner, future banners would read love and respect women, because that is what this message is really about.

He further hoped that another event would include sons to be in the room, so that they know how to value their mothers and sisters, including their future wive's and daughters, and also argued gender pay equality, by paying women the same pay as men, which is another change for women said Mayor Mike Tana.


White Ribbon Daddy Daughter comments:

From a daughter:   'Thought the breakfast was good, to see so many fathers with their daughters soearly in the morning toooo make a statement that their daughters are their treasures'

From a mummy:: 'Woman should know their worth'

From a daddy:  'Awesome'

From a daughter:  Atmosphere neat, felt like i was at a special event'

From a daughter:  'food was delicious'

From a daughter:  'I liked the White Ribbon handprint activity'

  • Whittaker's Chocolate Factory sponsored Cream Chocolate treats for each daughter.
  • Each father or mother received a White Ribbon T-Shirt, containing the promotional aspect of raising awareness of the White Ribbon message throughout the next 12 months.
  • Mayor Mike Tana led the fathers in taking the new pledge 'I will stand out and act to prevent men's violence towards women,' witnessed by their daughters.
  • All fathers and daughters signed the 'White Ribbon these hands' banner with their daughters.


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