The streets of Melbourne CBD were transformed into a sea of orange for the annual Walk Against Violence on November 22nd. The team from Kara House joined countless other organisations and individuals who came together to march through the CBD and end in Federation square for speeches and entertainment. The yearly event is one of many events which are part of the “16 Days of Activism”.
The Walk Against Family Violence began in 2009 by a committee of family violence services, local council and Victoria police in the southern region to raise community awareness of family violence and its impact within the community. The purpose of the walk is to break the silence on family violence, and hopefully each year the walk builds that the public is encouraged to stand up against family violence and speak out. Family violence is a problem for all of society and we all have a responsibility to make changes within our own families, workplaces, schools and community’s to be accountable and to no longer ignore the effect of violence against our mothers, sisters and daughters.