'Stand up, speak out and take action' was the message from Manning Base Hospital staff at a White Ribbon Day fundraiser and awareness morning tea.
Staff members gathered in the hospital's tranquility garden on Friday, November 20 and used the time to remind others that violence against women is unacceptable and it still exists in society.
Many staff members present at the morning tea work regularly with victims. Some spoke about the correlation between alcohol/ drug use and domestic violence.
They enjoyed platters of food donated by Taree's Bohemian Cafe and staff members while the Lower Mid North Coast Community Drug Action Team supplied the ribbons, wrist bands and balloons.
Money raised from the morning tea will be used for domestic violence prevention strategies and resources.
White Ribbon is Australia's only national, male-led campaign to end men's violence against women.
November 25 is recognised annually as the International Day Against Violence Against Women.