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Walk Against Family Violence 2021

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Golden Plains Shire VIC 3331
Event Type: 
General
Event Organiser: 
Francy Montes
Phone Number: 
5220 7111

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2021 Walk Against Family Violence (WAFV) will take place across Victoria on Thursday 25 November. Join people across Victoria to raise awareness of, and walk in solidarity with, victim-survivors of family violence and violence against women. The walk launches the 16 Days of Activism suite of activities and community initiatives, encouraging Victorians to stand up and speak out against family violence.

Although we can’t walk around Melbourne’s CBD together as we could in previous years, we can still help raise awareness of, and take a stand against, family violence and violence against women in our communities.  You can do this by participating in a local walk or “walk from home” event.  We are asking community members to stage their own neighbourhood walk, either by themselves or in small groups, adhering to government approved gathering sizes (as per COVID-19 restrictions). Walkers will be encouraged to register for the walk (as an individual or as part of a team) and wear orange to raise awareness of family violence.

Together, we can prevent family violence and violence against women.

You can show your support for victim-survivors and help send a message across Victoria that family violence and violence against women is never okay by organising a walk, wearing orange, and sharing a video or photo from your walk using #WAFV2021, #WhyWeWalk and #WAFV hashtags on social media.

How it works;

  • Register your walk at walk.safesteps.org.au
  • Plan your walk – you can walk anywhere and any distance
  • On 25 NOV 2021, walk in solidarity with victim-survivors and share your messages online using the hashtags #WAFV2021 #WhyWeWalk. Don’t forget to keep hydrated and wear sunscreen, be sun-safe!

If you’d like to receive a free ‘Respect Women: Call It Out’ orange cap, dog bandana or mask please email [email protected] (subject to stock availability and eligibility).

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.