Some years ago, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) introduced the White Ribbon Campaign to New Zealand, which is believed to have the highest rate of reported gender-based violence (GBV) in developed countries. Themed #Challenging the Outdated this year, White Ribbon Day (25 November) celebrates men who lead and are committed to promoting safe, healthy relationships within families.

In an interview with White Ribbon NZ Ambassador the Very Rev Ray Coster, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator Right Rev Fakaofo Kaio, Rev David Sang-Joon Kim, Rev Martin Stewart and Rev Ryhan Prasad spoke about unhealthy messages of masculinity they received growing up, and how they’ve changed. Click here to view the interview video on the PCANZ website.