25 Nov 2019

White Ribbon Day motorcycles crowd Parliament forecourt

From Checkpoint, 6:09 pm on 25 November 2019

Around 20 motorcycles rode onto the Parliament forecourt on Monday afternoon, in an event marking White Ribbon Day.

Over the past week the White Ribbon Riders have driven across the country, in an effort to raise awareness about New Zealand's crippling domestic violence record.

This year's theme - Challenge the Unspoken Rules - has been focused on disrupting the toxic stereotypes that teach young men to toughen up and suppress their feelings.

Speakers at the event noted the poignancy of shining a light on violence against women, in the wake of events like the Grace Millane murder trial.

Political reporter Yvette McCullough was there.