The White Ribbon Foundation closed its doors on Thursday following a $800,000 plus financial loss for the year. The organsiation had expenses of nearly $7million dollars with an income of just over $6million.

The controversial program promoted a cease to domestic violence by men against women and was often accused of ignoring other forms of domestic and family violence.

A notice was posted on the organisation's website on Thursday that said:

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.

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

White Ribbon Australia has been proud to serve alongside so many dedicated partner organisations, grassroots communities and government in the important work of ending men’s violence against women.

We want to acknowledge those communities around Australia who have been part of the White Ribbon movement – from the dedicated staff, Ambassadors, Advocates, and Committees, to schools and teachers, sports clubs, workplaces and individual members of the community.

For all those who are already planning for White Ribbon Day, we encourage you to continue with those plans alongside the international White Ribbon movement. Continue to raise your voice.

Even though White Ribbon Australia’s journey ends here, we know that the work of our partners and communities will continue. Eliminating men’s violence against women must remain a priority.

For further information about the liquidation of White Ribbon Australia Ltd please contact Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants on 02 8844 1200.