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Walk for Respectful Relationships

The 2020 Walk for Respectful Relationships Virtual Event will be held on Friday 20th November 2020.


Join us on social media or here at 10am on the day to hear our guest speakers.


Find out how you can help make a difference by becoming involved or simply spreading the word!


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This is a great opportunity for you to show your support and raise awareness of Domestic & Family Violence within your own community, by getting together with your family, friends, or colleagues to go out for a walk - at any time during the day - and talk about what you can do to create a safer community for women and children. While you're out on your walk, snap a photo, post it on your socials using the hashtag #EveryStepCounts and #StandUpSpeakOut or email them to us to join our Online Gallery


The Walk for Respectful Relationships committee consists of the local community members, local not-for-profits, school representatives, and multiple levels of government, who collectively are passionate about raising awareness on the issue of Domestic & Family Violence.  The Committee has no political affiliation and is focused on bi-partisan agreement and co-operation to achieve stated objectives.


Vision:


  • The Walk for Respectful Relationships Committee aims to raise awareness for Domestic and Family violence through an annual community walk and presentation assembly.
  • This event aims to speak out against domestic and family violence and highlight the work that needs to be done within our community to make a change and reduce the impacts of Domestic and Family Violence within the community.
  • We further wish to highlight services within the community that can help both survivors and offenders of Domestic & Family Violence to reduce the impact and occurrence of reoffending of Domestic and Family Violence crimes.
  • The committee invites local citizens, businesses, services as well as schools to participate in the walk and presentation. The participation of schools is integral to the walk, to encourage young people to participate in leadership focused on social change. The committee further acknowledges the significant work social services are currently offering and aims to support pre-existing programs and services that support families impacted by violence and raise awareness.


Objectives:


  • Raising Awareness: Working collaboratively with our community to create an environment where our community has a deep understanding and awareness of the extent and impact of DFV.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge is required to support women, children and men in their homes, making known the available services within the community who can help all members of our local community.
  • Understanding: that we, as individuals and as a collective, can make a difference by standing up and speaking out about violence; that by participating we are advocating for change.
  • Do: Taking the awareness, knowledge and understanding gained from participating in the walk and presentation, and actively applying it to an individuals life can be extremely impactful in changing our communities attitudes to DFV.