March aims to end family violence

March aims to end family violence

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Communicare Chief Executive Melissa Perry, Della Putri and Member for Armadale Tony Buti.

Community driven initiative ‘The March Against Family Violence’ will be held at 11am next Tuesday, November 16.

Jull Street Mall will be a sea of orange as people are brought together in a movement to take a stand against family violence across the local government areas od Armadale, Gosnells and Serpentine Jarrahdale.

The event draws inspiration from the global movement for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence to drive a change in culture, behaviour and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children.

Participants are encouraged to wear Orange as a symbol of hope for a future free from family violence.

The march lines up with White Ribbon Day, which is next Friday, November 19.

Communicare are the new custodian of White Ribbon, with over 20 years of history in the domestic violence space including men’s behaviour change programs and women’s safety services.

For White Ribbon Day, Communicare has issued a challenge to Australian men to understand and own their role in creating a future where women and children are safe from all forms of men’s violence and abuse, and to commit to meaningful action.
Communicare and White Ribbon Australia CEO Melissa Perry said turning this national tragedy around would require real, long-term social and cultural transformation.
She said the focus of this year’s White Ribbon Day campaign was on the action men can take to end violence against women, asking “How Can Men Make Change?” and calling on communities to “Learn, Give, Take Action.”
“It’s no longer good enough just to be aware of the problem,” she said.