Council says no to family violence

Published on 29 November 2018

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Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) has designed a "say no to family violence" bumper stickers as part of 16 Days of Activism against family violence.

The message will be displayed on Council’s corporate and operations vehicles.

Mayor Mark Radford said preventing family violence was a key part of HRCC’s Health and Wellbeing Plan and that Council was working in partnership with a number of local agencies including Women’s Health Grampians, Grampians Community Health, Wimmera Health Care Group, Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault and Victoria Police to promote change in the community.

“The Wimmera has one of the highest rates of family violence in the state,” Cr Radford said.

“These statistics are alarming and Council is taking a stand. What we want to say very clearly to our community is that any form of violence is completely unacceptable.

“Family violence is everyone’s responsibility and we need to involve everyone in the conversation if we are to turn the statistics around,” he said.

The 16 Days of Activism started on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ends on 10 December which is International Human Rights Day.

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