The Cardinia Family Violence Network is supporting White Ribbon Day with a number of community events concluding with a peaceful walk through Pakenham on Tuesday 25 November.
The Network, led by Connections UnitingCare, and includes Anglicare, Pakenham Police Family Violence Unit, Cardinia Shire Council, Windermere, WAYSS, Stepping Up and SECASA, are uniting to hold this event to raise awareness of family violence in the Cardinia region.
The day’s events will begin with a children’s art exhibition on the theme ‘How I Keep Myself Safe’ at the Pakenham Library on Henry Street at 11.30am, where winners will be announced by local police members. Attendees will then be invited to join a peaceful walk down the Main Street to draw the community’s attention to White Ribbon Day.
Connections Acting Regional Manager, Community Services, Southern Lee-anne Chapman encourages all to get involved in this event and take a stand against violence.
‘Alongside many other community organisations in Cardinia, Connections is committed to supporting those experiencing family violence. White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.
‘Family violence has a huge impact on the lives of too many women and children in our community, physically and mentally, often with wide-ranging effects including poverty and homelessness.
‘We encourage the community to attend this event and show their support for an end to family violence,’ Ms Chapman said.
To find out more about this event, please contact Connections Pakenham office on 03 5945 3900 or visit the White Ribbon Day website at www.whiteribbonday.org.au to find events across the country.
Tuesday 25th November
11.00am – Launch of Cardinia Family Violence Network logo
11:30am - Children’s art exhibition on the theme ’How I Keep Myself Safe’
10.30am – Peaceful walk down Main Street
Starting at Pakenham Library, Henry Street, Pakenham