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White Ribbon goes into liquidation

“It is with profound sadness that the board of White Ribbon Australia informs the community and supporters that it has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors,” the statement said.

“This decision became necessary following an analysis of the organisation’s future sustainability.”

It is unclear what will happen to the charity’s main initiative – White Ribbon Day – which is due to be held on November 22.

Tracy McLeod Howe at a Waverley College anti-violence against women event with school captain Oscar Osborne and TV host Andrew O'Keefe.

Tracy McLeod Howe at a Waverley College anti-violence against women event with school captain Oscar Osborne and TV host Andrew O’Keefe.Credit:Fiona Morris

The company’s demise comes after an extended turbulent period, which included the ousting of its chief executive Tracy McLeod last year after three months in the role. Delia Donovan was formally appointed to the top job in March, after acting in the role for four months.

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Ms McLeod Howe came under intense criticism in October for withdrawing White Ribbon’s statement of support for women’s reproductive choice.

The words “all women should have complete control over their reproductive and sexual health” were removed, causing significant anger in the women’s health and safety sector.

The statement was later reinstated following the backlash.

White Ribbon and Worrells have been contacted for comment.

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