Mid North Coast Against Domestic and Family Violence Coastal Walk returns November 28 | The Macleay Argus



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The annual Coastal Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence returns this year, with community members invited to wear white and walk any part of the Port Macquarie Coastal Walk from Lighthouse Beach to Westport Park on Sunday, November 28. . Walkers across the Mid North Coast can participate and raise awareness about domestic violence by wearing a white shirt and sharing a selfie on social media using the hashtags #CoastalWalkAgainstDFV #LibertyCoastalWalk and #WalkInWhite. Participants are encouraged to help raise much needed funds for local families supported by Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services by donating or setting up a fundraising page at libertycoastalwalk.raisely.com Liberty CEO Kelly Lamb , said domestic and family violence in our community has been increasing at an alarming rate, and COVID-19 has further increased the incidents and complexity of violence locally over the past two years. “By wearing white and participating in the Sunday 28 March with a group of friends, family or colleagues, you are taking important steps towards a safer community,” Ms. Lamb said. “All funds raised will remain in our community and support local families through specialist outreach services, group work programs, emergency accommodation and our services in the outer areas of Port Macquarie Hastings. Liberty also emphasizes prevention and we see this popular annual event as an opportunity to educate the community on attitudes and beliefs conducive to violence. We have set up a quiz on our website and the answers will be posted along the Town Beach Coastal Walk in Westport Park. “It means a lot to women and children who have experienced domestic violence to see their community stand up to support them, and it also means that there is never an excuse for abuse or violence, that it is physical, psychological or financial. “There are no official start times or locations this year to distribute everyone throughout the day and keep the COVID community safe. Walkers must follow public health orders. For more information and to download the quiz, visit libertyservices.org.au/coastalwalk To fundraise or donate, visit libertycoastalwalk.raisely.com Kempsey Families Specialist Support Services Inc is also supporting the 16 Days of Activism campaign to end domestic violence. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Against Women is an international campaign spun off from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute. “16 Days,” as it is now called, has been launched and continues to be coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Since 1991, the campaign has been active between November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, and December 10, international human rights. The 16 Days Campaign is an organizing strategy for individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence against women and to: To learn more visit: kempseyfamilies .org.au / 16days Our reporters work hard for local and up-to-date community news. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:





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