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Let’s walk to end family violence
Emerge is busily preparing for the fourth annual Walk Against Family Violence. Held on Friday 23rd November, this year’s walk promises to be the biggest and best so far.
A woman assisted by our service is enthusiastically handing out flyers in the city and staff are gearing up for the day’s activities. We’re expecting well over a thousand people to take part in the walk and the day’s festivities. The fun starts at 10am with ‘Not 1 More’ activities in Federation Square. Look out for action on the big screen, Bollywood dancers, music and Aboriginal performers.
We’re delighted that social and political commentator Phil Clearly will be leading the walk, which starts at 2.30pm from Melbourne Town Hall and ends at Federation square. Phil, whose sister Vicki was killed by her former partner in 1987, actively campaigns to stop male violence against women.
If you would like to show your support for women and children who have experienced family violence, please come and say hello. You’ll spot us in our black T-shirts with the pink Emerge logo.
When the walk arrives at Federation Square at 3pm, Not 1 More will remember all those women and children who have been killed by family violence.
Did you know that 60 women and 20 children are killed each year in Australia in incidents of domestic violence homicide? While the statistics are horrifying, we can all play a part in reducing men’s violence against women by joining in the walk. And at 3.30pm men have the opportunity to take the White Ribbon Oath, swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.