Feeling safe in our own homes is a fundamental right that many of us take for granted. Sadly for some, home isn’t a sanctuary – it is a battlefield with no safe shelter.
It’s something communities in Queensland want to change, so they are coming together on Sunday the 11th of October for a state-wide day of action.
Gold Coasters are being asked to take a stand against family violence and say enough is enough by joining in on a walk of respect at Broadwater Parklands. The Walk of Respect will begin at 9.30am and is expected to take 20 minutes.
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Walkers are asked to meet at the Great Lawn from 9am. Music and a sausage sizzle are available for walkers to enjoy at the end of the walk and a number of community organisations will be on hand to provide valuable information about domestic and family violence.
For more information visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/walkofrespect. If you are in danger now call 000 or contact the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast on 5532 9000.