TAKE A STAND AND SAY NO TO FAMILY VIOLENCE
Each and every week two women in Australia die as a result of violence, shattering families and causing unimaginable grief and despair for those affected.
Sadly the City of Casey has the highest number of reported incidents of family
violence in Victoria with 3840 reported incidents since 2012, up from 2408 in 2010.
These horrifying figures continue to grow at an alarming rate and State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley is determined to raise awareness with the strong hope that we can put a stop to the harm caused by these terrible acts of violence.
Ms Graley will soon be launching her ‘Say No to Family Violence’ awareness campaign in partnership with local schools and community organisations.
Those taking part will prepare and display a large banner featuring a unique message to raise awareness of the terrible impact family violence has on our community.
In Parliament last week Ms Graley also asked the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson to attend the launch at Kambrya College later this month.
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley
“For too long countless women and children have been forced to live in fear, subjected to horrors that no one should ever have to experience,”
“It is time that we as a community stand together and give these victims a voice, give them not only the help they need but also the hope that it will never happen again,”
“Our campaign is only a first step, but it is a step that we need to take, a step that I hope will ensure a greater awareness and understanding of the devastating impact family violence has on our community,”
“I am so very pleased that the Minister will be joining with us to launch the campaign and I have no doubt that our community will stand together proudly on this very important issue.”
For further information about the campaign or to get involved please contact Judith Graley’s office on 9704 6055.