The Liberian Australian Service Foundation (in collaboration with the African Communities Council of SA, the Middle Eastern Communities Council of SA and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre), November 2016
“WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE”
This Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 10:30 am
From Light Square to Parliament House on North Tce, Adelaide
LAS Foundation and the African Communities Council of SA in collaboration with the Australian Migration Resource Centre, invite the general public to join them for a “Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence” from Light Square to Parliament house.
From their press release:
“Violence against women and children is a national shame in Australia.
According to recent statistics, one woman is killed every week as the result of intimate partner violence. Domestic and family violence cut across all cultures and communities. The African community in South Australia and the wider Australian community continue to be affected by this national shame.
We realise it is time for us the African Community to speak out and stand up against domestic and family violence. The Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence initiative will raise awareness in the African communities of the social, economic and psychological impact of domestic and family violence. The event demonstrates that men and the wider community have a significant role to stop violence against women and children in our society.
“Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture, or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace.” – Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, 8 March 1999
Join us on the day for this worthy cause.”
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