Corryong residents are being encouraged to show their support for a community walk to end family and gender-based violence next week.
An initiative of Corryong Health and supported by several partners, the walk will take place on Tuesday 27 November at 12.15pm and go from Attree Park to Corryong College.
Corryong Health CEO Maxine Brockfield said the event was part of the 16 Days of Activism, a campaign to end gender-based violence.
“Corryong Health currently chairs and coordinates a family violence committee that has been developed in response to the implementation of the Strengthening Hospital Response to Family Violence framework to identify and respond to family violence,” she said.
“This committee is looking to support community to raise awareness and understanding about family violence with the aim to reduce incidents and to have a safe and caring community that says no to family violence.”
Ms Brockfield said the committee was working with schools, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Gateway Health, Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership, Corryong Neighbourhood Centre, the Department of Education and Training, Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Centre Against Violence, local businesses and Towong Shire Council as part of the initiative.
“This is an opportunity for the community to walk together to show their commitment to reducing family violence and for the health service to respond to and support the community to be free from violence,” she said.
Corryong College principal Fran Heath said the walk supports the school’s commitment to, and the implementation of, the Respectful Relationships program at Corryong College and allows the community to learn more about the work that is being undertaken in the community with students and workplaces.
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