Canberra breaks the silence around violence

Canfan 23 July 2014 1

Alanna Davis of Celebrity Sport for Charity – Canberra has organised a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.

We are asking men of Canberra, young and old, to register for our Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event.

When: Sunday 23 November 2014 from 2.00pm
Where: ANZAC Parade
Register: Click here

Registration is from $35.00 per person. Super organised people registering prior to 31 July 2014 will receive a $5.00 discount.

“Violence against women is at epidemic proportions. Devastatingly, over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of intimate partner violence,” Alanna said.

“Murder is at the pointy end of a broad spectrum of violence against women. A spectrum that encompasses financial, verbal, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, as well as workplace harassment. They all form part of a devastating cycle of violence.

“And the women lost are not just statistics – they are wives, mothers, daughters, grand-daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends and colleagues. Most importantly, they are people, and the impact of the violence perpetrated against them is widespread and long-standing.

“Violence against women is never a private issue. We are holding this event to help break the silence around violence, to raise awareness of the issue as well as funds to support work to bring violence against women to an end.

“We want people to know that violence against women is unacceptable, it is never the victim’s fault, help is always available and if you see something you should definitely say something. People need to know that they can make a difference; bringing an end to men’s violence against women will take a whole of community approach.”

All men should register prior to the event via the White Ribbon website. All participants are required to take the White Ribbon Oath, and of course, wear a pair of heels as they strut their stuff down ANZAC Parade. After the event, all participants and their families are encouraged to join us at the Mecure Hotel Canberra (previously known as Olims).

We are currently seeking one or two sponsors to assist with the cost of Public Liability Insurance. Interested people should contact us via our website.

If you are experiencing violence or suspect someone else is, please contact 1800 RESPECT for advice and support. In an emergency, call the police on 000.

(Celebrity Sport for Charity – Canberra Media Release)

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One Response to Canberra breaks the silence around violence
gooterz gooterz 9:49 pm 25 Jul 14

Two women and one man are killed in domestic violence situations every two-and-a-half weeks across Australia. 42 females and 23 males were victims of intimate partner homicide in 2006-07

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