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Greater Dandenong Unites as one in a stand Against Family Violence

Greater Dandenong Unites as one in a stand Against Family Violence

18 November 2019

Greater Dandenong Council is continuing its fight to put an end to family violence and break the cycle.

Now in its seventh year Council will host its annual Walk Against Family Violence event on Tuesday 19 November.

Greater Dandenong Council Chief Executive Officer John Bennie said the event continued to go from strength to strength each year.

 “To see our community come together in this way in opposing family violence sends a powerful message,” he said.

“The issue of family violence is one that can affect anyone in our community. It does not discriminate.  No matter where you live, where you work, how much money you have family violence affects everyone.”

Mr Bennie said the recent decision by White Ribbon Australia to close its doors makes this year’s event even more poignant.

“As a Council we are incredibly passionate about continuing the advocacy work of White Ribbon in preventing family violence and promoting equality and respect towards women.”

Guest speakers at this year’s event will include family violence survivor Susan Berg and State Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny MP.

With One Voice Community Choir will also return this year to perform.

WAYSS staff will at the event to provide support to anyone experiencing family violence.

Last year hundreds of people joined the walk from Dandenong Market to Harmony Square in Dandenong – some were survivors of family violence, others were community advocates, local business people and residents who wanted to stand as one.

Greater Dandenong’s Walk Against Family Violence will be held on Tuesday 19 November. The walk will leave from Dandenong Market at 11.30am and will conclude at Harmony Square in Dandenong.

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