Ballina Says NO to Domestic Violence Walk

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Unfortunately Domestic Violence is a big problem in today’s society and in our town, so it’s
important to raise awareness, educate and stop the cycle. Domestic Violence should not be a silent issue. Accepting this type of behaviour is never ok.

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond are organising a ‘Ballina says NO to Domestic Violence Walk’ on Friday 22nd November.  The walk commences 1pm at the La Balsa Plaza carpark (next to the Ballina Swimming Pool). 

Walk with us along River and Cherry Street to the new Ballina Indoor Sports Centre.  At the BISC there will be guest speakers to highlight the need for collective action to stop violence against women, music and refreshments.

Together let’s stand up, speak out and prevent this behaviour from continuing in our community. This walk will raise the awareness of the domestic violence issues being faced by many families in our town. Together we can bring about change. Let’s stop the aggression before it occurs by educating our children and the broader community. Everyone has a right to live in safety, free from abuse. Let’s teach our children the importance of respect and set the standard for acceptable behaviour and help stop the violence before it occurs.

Students from Ballina Coast High, Ballina Primary and other local schools are participating in this peaceful walk. Schools, sporting groups, service organisations and community members are welcome to join us.

Putting an end to abuse is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s break this devastating cycle of violence. This is a whole community issue. Become an advocate for change and prevention, walk with us.

This walk is run by the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond and the Ballina Domestic Violence Liaison Committee. Enquiries: Rotary Club President Dave Harmon – 0401 956 996

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