One of those making their way from Randwick to Coogee to swear an anti-violence oath this morning was former Australian of the Year and ex-Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes, who said men needed to stand up and take responsibility. We estimate that one in four women will experience domestic violence and abuse at some time in their lives.
Domestic abuse can range from coercive behaviour, such as humiliation and assault, to denying a partner or family member access to money.
White Ribbon Day is about everyone banding together and speaking out about violence against women.
"Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse and as a constabulary we actively support police officers and staff who may need help".
Nottinghamshire Police has called for an end to domestic abuse in all its forms - and is encouraging others to join them in the fight against the crime.
"It's a crime that continues to dominate police time, with officers responding to more than 145,000 domestic-related incidents over the last 12 months". For more details on domestic and family violence services, visit Rewrite the Story's DV Connect page.
Mr Passmore said: "It is a sad reflection on our society that domestic abuse and domestic violence is so prevalent".
Service delivery coordinator for the Centacare Family and Relationships Centre in Chermside Jesse Jones pledged to speak up against domestic violence on White Ribbon Day.
Campaigns like White Ribbon Day, celebrated across Australia today, highlight the importance of Mr Jones' work. I hope that businesses take notice of this campaign and take steps to raise awareness of the help and support available if they are not already doing so.
Police across NSW will be involved with numerous events for White Ribbon Day.
"These efforts work to change norms that enable violence, including questioning gender roles, especially what it is to be a man, a partner, and a father in New Zealand".
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is the national centre for family and whanau violence research and information.