Council’s Walk Against Violence Returns
- Written by: Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Monday, 20 November 2023
As part of 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December), Penrith City Council is proud to invite the community to join in raising awareness about violence against women and its impacts on our community at the 'Walk Against Violence'.
The event will take place at the beautiful Nepean River on Sunday 26 November. Starting at 9.00am, participants will gather at the ‘blue tree’ located on Nepean Avenue and walk to Tench Reserve. Free coffee and a breakfast BBQ will be provided during a reflective event including live music and a yarn bombing workshop.
Mulberry Tree Lane will be adorned with a yarn bomb installation throughout the 16 Days of Actions Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. The affectionately named ‘Mulberry Tree Lane’ is located on the Great River Walk at the end of Nepean Avenue, Penrith. This installation draws attention to, and generates conversations, about domestic and family violence.
Penrith City Council will also light up the Civic Centre in the colour orange as a bright reminder that everyone deserves to be safe in their homes and our community.
Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the 16 Days of Action campaign is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at a local level to end violence against women and children.
“The 16 Days of Action campaign encourages us all to speak up when we see or hear violence and disrespect towards women. 47 women have been killed by a male partner or former partner in Australia so far in 2023 and 3 of those murders occurred in Penrith,” Cr Carney said.
“We’re calling on the Penrith community to join us to champion and promote the human rights of women and children.”
Be part of the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence. To find out more go to Penrith.city/16days
Penrith City Council Social Tile for 16 Days of Action.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 20 November 2023.