Randwick City Council and Eastern Beaches Police Area Command join forces to continue the tradition of Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk.
The statistics are alarming: on average, a woman is murdered each week by her current or former partner and one-in-four women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner. Violence against women is a national problem that Randwick City Council and the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are committed to shining a spotlight on.
For the past eight years, Randwick Council and the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command have hosted Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk. This year, with the news that White Ribbon Australia is in liquidation, Council and the Police have decided to press forward with a newly named walk called Step Out Speak Out.
“For Randwick City Council and our community this is a walk that needs to continue. We’re committed to helping spread the word, raise awareness and work together with the local police to put a stop to domestic violence,” says Mayor Danny Said.
This year, Step Out Speak Out will take place on Friday 22 November, beginning at 7:15am. The whole community is encouraged to join us for the walk from High Cross Park in Randwick to Grant Reserve in Coogee. A shuttle bus will operate from Dolphin Street car park in Coogee to High Cross Park from 6:45am.
“The police work very hard to support victims of domestic and family violence and investigate perpetrators of it. It is fantastic for the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command to again be working closely with Randwick City Council in this initiative - The Step Out Speak Out walk is a great way for the community to demonstrate their stance against domestic violence and we encourage everyone to get involved,” says Superintendent Rohan Cramsie, Commander, Eastern Beaches PAC.
At this year’s walk, we’ll be joined by representatives from the Rabbitohs and Roosters, as well as local area high school students.
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