Domestic Violence Remembrance Day on 4 May is a nation-wide opportunity to remember and honour women and children who have been killed by domestic and family violence.
The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing (CWSW), WA’s peak body for women’s specialist domestic and family violence, community-based women’s health and sexual assault services in Western Australia, is honoured to be partnering with Stopping Family Violence, Yorgum Healing Services and Women’s Legal Service WA to host this year’s Candlelight Vigil on May 4.
The Vigil allows organisations and community members to come together to remember and honour victims, as well as raise awareness of the need to work together to end domestic and family violence. It is unacceptable that domestic violence continues to occur, and we all have a role to play in ending violence against women and children.
CWSW’s Director of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence, Dr Alison Evans, will host a panel to discuss some important themes around intimate partner homicide. The panel will be followed by a minute’s silence and reflective music.
The event partners are grateful to the Ombudsman WA for providing a space for guests to gather.
The Candlelight Vigil is an important and sobering event, that CWSW look forward to continuing to host in the future.
Domestic Violence Remembrance Day is part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May, which raises community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the need to end it, as well as the supports available to those affected by violence.
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