Walk Against Domestic Violence

Walk Against Domestic Violence

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Penrith will once again demonstrate its continuing commitment to ending domestic and family violence in our community with a Walk Against Domestic Violence on Sunday 24 November.

Everyone is welcome to participate and this event continues to grow each year. The more people that participate, the stronger the message that domestic and family violence is not OK.

Australian statistics show that, on average, one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner and that domestic violence is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children. Sadly, with domestic violence often going unreported, the true impact is often invisible.

Penrith Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM said events such as Council’s Walk Against Domestic Violence sends a strong message that domestic and family violence is not OK and that raising awareness is crucial.

“Community safety is one of Council’s top priorities and with the event growing each year, it shows how serious Penrith is about bringing an end to domestic and family violence in our community,” Councillor Fowler said.

Penrith’s 2019 Walk Against Domestic Violence has a few major changes to previous years. For the first time, this year’s event will start from the reserve on the eastern side of River Road, Emu Plains, opposite Regatta Park at 9am. It will finish at Tench Reserve approximately 45 minutes later.  

The highlight of this year’s walk will be the crossing of Penrith’s new walking bridge across the Nepean River - the Yandhai Nepean Crossing.

Participants need to remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a water bottle.

On arrival at Tench Reserve there will be music, food and beverages for everyone to enjoy. A free shuttle bus will be available to take people back to car parking areas on River Road, Emu Plains and Weir Reserve, Penrith. The buses will leave from 10.30am.

For further information contact Erin Davidson on 4732 8028.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 12 November 2019.