Christchurch, August 31, 2017
Dr Surinder Tandon, President of Christchurch Multicultural Council, is the latest to join the ranks of White Ribbon Ambassadors, who want to see men stand up and say No to violence against women.
He issued the following statement:
I am honoured to be nominated and appointed as a White Ribbon Ambassador. I want to increase awareness of White Ribbon principles in ethnic communities.
Migrant women are targeted and are disproportionally represented as victims of family and sexual violence. Our national and regional multicultural councils support the important message of the White Ribbon campaign.
We have been working with other agencies to develop family violence prevention and management programmes within multicultural migrant communities.
I wish to identify and encourage other ethnic men as potential Ambassadors to support the White Ribbon campaign.
About Surinder Tandon
Surinder is involved in Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow and Past-President, Lincoln Club) and Multicultural Council activities. He was awarded the Queens Medal, MNZM in 2014 for services to multicultural communities and textile research.
Because of his long association of over 25 years with the multicultural and wider communities, he feels people see him as a role model. White Ribbon Campaign Manager Rob McCann is delighted to welcome Surinder to the team and looks forward to working with him.
Dr Surinder Tandon