Benalla Health in partnership with the local community will be demonstrating again its enduring commitment to reducing family violence with the 8th annual White Ribbon “Benalla March Against Violence” on Thursday, November 23. The march has grown each year in numbers and we were pleased to have 700 people attend the march in 2017 and hope to exceed that number again this year.
The march will begin at 11.15 am at the corner of Carrier St and Bridge St (next to Bottle O) and we march together down the main street to the Botanic Gardens. We want to see everyone there to say NO to family violence.
Several guest speakers will talk about their personal journey involving family violence. A barbecue will follow the speeches.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. Families, schools, sports clubs and organisations, join the Benalla March against Violence on Thursday November 23.
Join our Facebook event and march against family violence https://www.facebook.com/events/1557436144300161/
Building a Safe Benalla
Benalla Health is committed to building a safe benalla through the work of the Benalla Health and Wellbeing Action Group which incorporates the Benalla Family Violence Network.
This group of agencies is committed to working with the people of Benalla to reduce Family Violence in all of its forms. Of most concern is the prevalance of family violence involving children.
Former Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said:
"Family violence continues to be a blight on our society. It’s driving up crimes such as assaults, property damage, rapes and harassment."
Victoria Police's policy on FV is found here
Vic Health has recently published a significant document
The White Ribbon Day website has some terrific resources that enable you to be come more informed. http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
Information for men
The issue of men and family violence. It is a balanced and thoughtful response to your question. http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/resources/what-about-men
Also on the WRD website are excellent fact sheets that are well researched and form the basis of the WRD campaign nationally. http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/resources/facts
Who to contact
If you want more information, ring the Benalla Community Care Centre (Ray Sweeney Centre) on 5761 4500 and ask for Neil Stott
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