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One-in-six women and one-in-16 men have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner. On average one woman a week, and one man a month, is killed by a current or former partner.

This Friday 25 November the Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary Club is calling to locals to ‘Step Up’ against domestic and family violence and walk to raise awareness on domestic and family violence.

12.30pm start

The walk will start at 12.30pm at the La Balsa Plaza car park next to the Ballina Swimming Pool and then will proceed along River and Cherry Streets to the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre where there will be guest speakers and music and dance by Ballina Coast High School students.

‘Two dynamic, successful women, Ballina Mayor Sharon Cadwallader and comedian and writer Mandy Nolan, will speak about their lived experience of domestic and family violence,’ said organiser David Harmon.

‘In Australia, domestic and family violence is disturbingly common. It is one of the drivers of homelessness among women, children and men, and crosses all boundaries, race, financial status, education, and the suburb you may live in.

‘Schools, sporting groups, service organisations and community members are welcome to join us in this Walk with Rotary event.’

For more information call Dave Harmon: 0401 956 996.


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