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Walking against Family Violence
Get involved, bring some friends and support this year’s Walk against Family Violence – November 25, 2013
Emerge continues their proud involved in the organisation of the Walk against Family Violence (WAFV). This will be the fifth year the WAFV has run and coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The walk against family violence began in 2009 by a committee of family violence services, local council and Victoria Police in the inner middle southern region to raise community awareness of family violence and its impact within the community. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of this important issue and break the silence on family violence.
Family violence is a problem for all of society, we all have a responsibility to make changes within our own families, workplaces, schools and communities to be accountable and no longer ignore the effect of violence against our mothers, sisters and daughters. We hope as the walk grows each year so will public awareness and more people will stand up against family violence and speak out.
Working together in this annual event is the Salvation Army Family Violence Outreach Service, Victoria Police, Emerge, WDVCS, Connections, Kingston City Council, Family Life, Inner South Community Health Service, St Kilda Legal Service.
The Walk is held on the November 25 each year , starting at the Federation Square. There will be advocates speaking and entertainment before and after the walk at Federation Square.
Join us and show your support to end violence against women.