Taking steps to end domestic violence
The Step Out Speak Out Walk raises awareness about domestic violence and asks men to stand up and say no to violence against women. The annual Walk is organised by NSW Police Eastern Beaches Local Area Command and Randwick City Council.
Due to COVID-19, it is with regret that we advise we will not be proceeding with the usual Step Out Speak Out against domestic violence event.
Although the 2020 large group event is cancelled, Randwick City Council and Eastern Beaches Local Area Command continue to work together to raise awareness and take a stand against Domestic Violence.
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which marks the beginning of 16 Day of Activism, culminating in Human Rights Day on December 10.
During the 16 Days of Activism commencing from the 25 November we ask you to Step Out Speak Out and Walk against Domestic Violence with your family, friends, workmates or teammates by undertaking the walk from High Cross Park Randwick to Grant Reserve Coogee.
The walk route commences at High Cross Park, proceeding down Coogee Bay Road to Coogee Beach and finishes under the banner at Grant Reserve, Coogee.
If you would like to support women and children affected by domestic violence we recommend donating to the Hope Believe Shine Foundation. The Hope Believe Shine Foundation's purpose is to support women and children affected by domestic violence through fundraising. They do this by raising funds to support best practice specialist domestic violence services that employ staff with appropriate specialist skills and qualifications. These organisations work tirelessly to help women and children affected by domestic violence, working to support them in whatever way they need and for as long as they need. These services play a vital role in our community.
To find out more about the Hope Believe Shine Foundation and to donate please visit the Hope Believe Shine Foundation website.
We ask you to take a stand against Domestic & Family Violence by taking a photography at the beginning, during or the end of the walk stating 'I stepped out to end Domestic Violence' and tagging Randwick City Council, NSW Police Force and #StepOutSpeakOut2020
We are proud to be supported by a number of local organisations and thank them for their generosity.
Take a look at the Highlights from the Step Out Speak Out (previously Sydney's White Ribbon Walk) from 2019.