On Friday the 21st of May 2021 the team at Onaero Bay Holiday Park in New Zealand participated in Pink Shirt Day to Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying.
Onaero Bay Holiday Park Manager, Michelle Kennard said, “every year, one in 10 workers in Aotearoa, New Zealand report being bullied in the workplace. By celebrating Pink Shirt Day our workplace becomes a part of the movement to end bullying, celebrate diversity and spread aroha and kindness.”
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.
In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.