Walk The Talk Against Domestic Violence

Posted: Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Don your gym gear, grab a bottle of water and come along to a walk on Friday 1 December that aims to raise awareness against domestic violence.

The annual walk is part of the international campaign to eliminate violence against women and is in collaboration with Hornsby Shire Council, Hornsby Soroptimist Club, Hornsby Police and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Domestic Violence Network.

“In Australia, one in three women has experienced violence perpetrated by someone known to them,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock said.

“I encourage the community to come together and support this walk to raise awareness of violence against women.

“It’s not just about raising awareness though; it’s about coming together as a community sending a clear message that we don’t tolerate violence.”

The walk will start at Hornsby Mall at the Water Fountain and will loop around the local area to end at Hornsby Mall for a free sausage sizzle.

The walk will take approximately half an hour and all walking will be on the footpath with a police escort.  

The walk is part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign that will end on December 10.

Other local events will include:

Community Connections Hot Desk

Thursday 30 November, 2pm – 4.30pm, Hornsby Library, Free

A free 20 minute advice session with police, court and/or family support.

Make a booking at Hornsby Library or call 02 9847 6614

Domestic and Family Violence Information Display

Monday 27 November – Friday 8 December, Hornsby Library, Free

Art Exhibition

Monday 27 November- Sunday 10 December, Hornsby Library, Free

Come along to an exhibition that promotes healthy and harmonious relationships.

Phone 9847 6813 before attending the exhibition to make sure the exhibition space is open.

For more information visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au/events

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