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Hold the Date for 2021 Walk Against Family Violence

October 12, 2021

We are inviting supporters to join us on the annual Walk Against Family Violence on Thursday 25 November.

Emerge is one of the organisers of this 13th annual walk to raise awareness and walk in solidarity with survivors of family violence and violence against women.

The walk this year will be different to other years which have focused on a major walk around Melbourne’s CBD.

“We are taking a stand against family violence and violence against women in our communities by organising a local walk from our office, and other team members are going to “walk from home”, adhering to COVID-19 restrictions,” Jess, Manager of Emerge’s Integrated Family Services, said.

“We hope that everyone associated with Emerge will join in and show support for victim-survivors by organising a walk, wearing orange, and sharing a video or photo from your walk using the hashtags #WAFV2021 or #WhyWeWalk,” Jess said.

Walk Against Family Violence was launched 2008 by a group of individuals and community groups passionate about raising awareness of family violence and its impact on society.

The inaugural ‘Walk Against Violence’ was held in 2008, on the first day of the 16 Days of Activism initiative. For more than a decade this major event has taken place in Melbourne’s CBD. Each year, the walk has gained momentum, drawing larger crowds and increased interest from the community.

The Walk Against Family Violence is supported by Respect Victoria, and organised by Safe Steps in coordination with the City of Melbourne, Djirra, VACCA, DVVic/DVRCV, InTouch Multicultural Centre, Emerge, City of Melbourne, WDV, NTV, VSAC. 

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