The walk has long been a mark of the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global initiative that aims to raise awareness of preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls.
Now in its fifteenth year, thousands of Victorians will come together to stand in solidarity with victim survivors and walk towards a future where every woman is safe, equal and respected.
The event will be supported by Respect Victoria and include individuals and organisations supporting victim survivors and preventing family violence. It will be held in the Melbourne CBD, with regional events and opportunities to walk in your local area to be announced.
As part of this year’s 16 Days of Activism, the Victorian Government through Respect Victoria and Safe and Equal will also be supporting all 79 local councils as well as statewide women’s health services and regional women’s health services to work with their primary prevention partnerships.
To sign up for more details about the walk and hear about events in your area, subscribe to the Respect Victoria mailing list.
QUOTE FROM ACTING CEO RESPECT VICTORIA, SERINA MCDUFF
“Violence against women can be prevented if we choose to change the culture that allows it to happen. Respect Victoria is proud to walk with victim-survivors and the Victorian community towards a future where all women are safe and equal.”
QUOTE FROM THE MINISTER FOR PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, ROS SPENCE
"Events and community projects like the Walk Against Family Violence are so important as we work towards a Victoria free from family violence, and the Victorian Government is proud to be a supporter of this fantastic initiative."