20th Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March

Nov 24 2010 10:30

                              Join Us!

10.30am Wednesday 24th November 2010

(March begins at 12.00noon)

Stirling Gardens, St Georges Tce, Perth

 

SILENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MEMORIAL MARCH

 

ONE DEATH IS TOO MANY

 

The Silent Memorial march is held each year to commemorate and honour people who have died in the past 12 months from family and domestic violence related incidents.  Each year between 18 and 24 people are murdered in Western Australia by a member of their family.  Domestic homicides account for a quarter of all homicides in Western Australia.  Most commonly this is women being killed at the hands of their partners.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Silent Memorial March.  Over this time, since the march began, we have remembered too many people who have needlessly lost their lives to family and domestic violence in Western Australia.  We would urge as many people as possible to attend, to show the strength of community support for ending violence amongst families and to convey the message that one death is too many.  The march is an opportunity to raise community awareness and reflect on violence issues that are unfortunately all too common in our society.

Please join us on Wednesday 24th November 2010 in the Stirling Gardens for the march through the city malls.  Refreshments and key representatives from the field will be speaking on family and domestic violence from 10.30am with the march commencing at 12.00noon.