Stand up and say no to family violence in our community

Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2022 at 1:17:03 PM

The Hedland community will come together on Wednesday 4 May in the South Hedland Town Square for the Hedland Says No to Family Violence march, sending a message that family violence will not be tolerated in the community. 

The march is coordinated by the Hedland Family Violence Action Group (HFVAG).  

Attendees are invited to march in support of the prevention month for domestic and family violence, on the day of the candlelight vigil for lives lost. The event will also feature informative stallholders and guest speakers sharing their stories.

The community wants families to have positive experiences, healthy relationships and opportunities to learn, respecting others and themselves.  

Not all disrespect towards women results in violence, however all violence against women starts with disrespectful behaviour.  

Mayor Peter Carter encouraged local residents to attend the march to send a strong message in unison.  

“The Hedland Family Violence Action Group is holding the Hedland Says No to Family Violence march on Wednesday 4 May from 9.00am at the South Hedland Town Square.” 

“People of all ages are invited to come together, hear profound stories from guest speakers and march through South Hedland to send a message. Refreshments will be provided alongside the opportunity to meet with a range of stallholders and reflect with people in the Hedland community.

“One in six women have experienced violence by an intimate partner, 75% of domestic violence victims reported the perpetrator as male and on average, one woman a week and one man a month is killed by a current or former partner.”

“We want to build a safe community, free from family violence: let’s stop it at the start by calling out disrespectful behaviour in our daily lives.” 

For media information:Laura HawesManager Corporate Affairs(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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