PORT Macquarie-Hastings Council mayor Peter Besseling is urging people to continue to stand up against domestic violence.
“The more people, men and women, who get on board to speak out against domestic violence, the greater the chance we have of reducing the high levels of abuse that are still happening in our community,” he said.
White Ribbon Day is November 25 and is a national day for people to campaign to prevent men's violence against women.
More than 1000 women every year seek the support of the Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service.
The White Ribbon Coastal Walk is on November 27 and Mr Besseling said that through participation people can send a united message that domestic and family violence is not accepted by the community.
Port Macquarie local member Leslie Williams has welcomed a state government grant of $1000 to the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee, as part of the 2016 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants which supports projects that raise awareness about domestic and family violence.
Mrs Williams said that the grant provides assistance to the invaluable work of the committee for the staging of the White Ribbon Coastal Walk.
People can register for the event online at www.pmhastingssdfv.com.au or fill in a registration form available from Liberty Cottage, Snap Port Macquarie or the Telstra Store Port Central.