Council supports campaigns to end violence against women
Published on 09 November 2023
City of Ryde has a number of important initiatives planned in the next few weeks supporting the vital cause of bringing an end to violence against women.
Following the national White Ribbon Day on Friday 17 November – which calls on all Australians to make women’s safety a men’s issue – the international 16 Days of Activism campaign furthers a pledge to end violence against women and girls.
Ryde residents can support both of these extremely important and urgent causes by picking up a free “Let’s come together to end domestic violence and abuse” bin sticker from customer service or by ordering one online and having it sent to you.
For more details go to: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/DV
On Thursday 23 November, you can join the Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Committee in a walk from 11.00am to 1.00pm in the Macquarie Park precinct.
The annual Make a Stand walk acknowledges the commencement of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
Kicking off with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the campaign runs until Human Rights Day on 10 December 2023.
For more details go to: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/MakeAStandWalk
And a 1.5km Run Roll Walk Against Domestic Violence event is taking place on Saturday 25 November at the Macquarie University Grad Lawn, near the lake, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Come dressed in orange for this family-friendly gathering raising awareness about domestic violence and abuse which will include a free BBQ and live entertainment.
For more details go to: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/runrollwalk
City of Ryde Mayor Clr Sarkis Yedelian OAM urged the whole community to become involved in these serious causes.
“Violence against women is a fundamental violation of human rights and should never be tolerated, anywhere in the world,” he said.
“It’s up to all of us to speak up, to educate, and to raise awareness so that the women we love and cherish can live safely, free from the danger that can often lurk so close to home.”