$1000 to support White Ribbon Walk

The Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee has received a $1000 grant from the state government to stage Sunday’s White Ribbon Walk.

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said that the grant provides assistance to the invaluable work of the committee.

“The event has grown to attract more than 500 participants with the support of local men's groups and private businesses. The event sends a strong message that violence against women will not be tolerated and is the responsibility of the whole community to address,” Mrs Williams said.

“This grant helps raise local awareness about the devastating impact of domestic and family violence, reinforce messages about positive behaviours and increase awareness of services available in our area.”

The project is being supported as part of local initiatives to coincide with 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which commences with White Ribbon Day on Friday, November 25 and runs until December 10.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said the NSW Government is proud to support the work of domestic and family violence committees in promoting the importance of domestic and family violence prevention in local communities.”

“The NSW Government is leading the nation in tackling domestic violence by continuing to support victims while putting perpetrators in the centre of the frame,” she said.

To register for the White Ribbon Coastal Walk on Sunday, November 27 click here: http://bit.ly/2g5xx9g

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