This year marks the 31st Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March. The Silent March is the longest running family and domestic violence march in Australia and has endured due to the long-standing commitment of the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services.
The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing is proud to continue to host the important event which honours and pays tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of family and domestic violence. The March provides an opportunity for the community to reflect on the profound impact of family and domestic violence and our shared responsibility to work to change the disturbingly high prevalence of this serious human rights and public health issue.
Everyone has the right to safety
Family and domestic violence has a significant impact on women, children, families and communities across WA. While there have been many changes over the 31 years since the first March, we have not seen an end to family and domestic violence. Violence against women continues to occur at epidemic proportions in Australia. This year in Western Australia alone we are currently on a trajectory to double the recorded domestic violence-related crimes compared to 2020.
While in the past three decades we have seen the profile of violence against women be raised in the political and social conscious, and some strong gains be made, there is much work still to be done to achieve a community free of violence against women and children.
End the silence on family and domestic violence
Please join the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing as we come together to remember the lives lost due to family and domestic violence and the ongoing impacts of violence, and to reflect on working towards change.
The event format will be similar to previous years, with stalls from a variety of community services, an opportunity to hear key speakers and our silent march through the Perth CBD.
For further information please contact Renee on 08 9420 7264