On Friday 23 November 2018, the team at Women’s Health West rallied together and joined in on the 10th annual Walk Against Family Violence.
Despite torrential rain and gale force winds, the team trekked to Federation Square along with thousands of other Victorians to show their support for the elimination of family violence.
Kicking off at 12pm, MC Van Badham addressed the crowd with a strong and empowering message of hope. She was also joined by Lord Mayor Sally Capp who spoke of the council’s commitment to preventing violence against women before it occurs.
Before the march took place, the crowd took a moment to remember those who had lost their lives to family violence. A sombre moment of silence, as the main screen listed the names of each woman and child lost this year to family violence.
As the opening address came to an end, we marched in solidarity down Swanston, Bourke and Russell Streets, with everyone’s brightly coloured banners lighting up the grey and wet Melbourne day.
The Walk Against Family Violence once again demonstrated the fantastic efforts of our community and how we are all working together for gender equity and justice for women.
The Walk Against Family Violence was organised by Safe Steps, our thanks to them for doing so.