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Step Out Speak Out - Let’s end domestic violence

Published Date
23/11/2022
News Topic
Council

Randwick City Council and Eastern Beaches Police Area Command join forces to raise awareness of domestic and family violence with our annual Step Out Speak Out walk.

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It occurs across all ages, all nationalities, all genders, and all socioeconomic groups. Statistics tell us that one in six women and one in 16 men have experienced violence by an intimate partner.

“Our community will come together to Step Out and Speak Out to raise awareness and put a stop to domestic and family violence. Randwick Council and the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are committed to raising awareness around this issue. We will work together for as long as it takes to show that we will not tolerate violence in our community and we are here to support those who need it,” said Dylan Parker, Mayor of Randwick.

This year, Step Out Speak Out walk will take place on Friday 25 November, beginning at 7:00am. After two years of COVID restrictions affecting the event, we hope the whole community will come out to join the walk from High Cross Park in Randwick to Grant Reserve in Coogee.

“Everyone has a role in supporting victims, their families, and to eliminate domestic violence in our community. Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are proud to have worked together with Randwick City Council again this year to organise the Step Out Speak Out walk against domestic violence. We encourage members of the community to join us and take a step to end domestic violence,” says Karen Cook, Superintendent of Eastern Beaches Police Area Command.

A shuttle bus will operate from Dolphin Street carpark in Coogee to High Cross Park from 6:45am to take people to the start of the walk.

At this year’s walk, we’ll be joined by students from local high schools. Following the walk, speeches, an oath ceremony, and an informal community breakfast will be held at Grant Reserve.

Last Updated: 23 November 2022
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