Sutherland Shire Walk For Respectful Relationships

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US ON FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER FOR OUR 2022 WALK FOR RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS. WE HAD OVER 1,500 PEOPLE ATTEND, AND WERE THRILLED WITH THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY.

The 2023 Walk for Respectful Relationships will be held on Friday 24th November 2023.  Put the date in your diary, and we look forward to you joining us again.

The theme again will be  “Call out, Speak out, Help out”

Participating in the walk is a great opportunity for you to show your support and raise awareness of Domestic & Family Violence within your own community, by getting together with your family, friends, or colleagues to go out for a walk - at any time during the day - and talk about what you can do to create a safer community for women and children. While you're out on your walk, snap a photo, post it on your socials using the hashtag #EveryStepCounts and #StandUpSpeakOut or email them to us to join our Online Gallery.

Did you know that 1 Australian woman dies every 9 days at the hands of her current or former partner. Every death, every abusive act, is one too many. Join us to Stand Up, Speak Out, and reject violence in our community.

What do we mean when we say let’s  Call Out, Speak Out or Help Out?

Let’s Call Out, behaviours and conversations that are disrespectful. Despite intentions, the resulting disrespect is not acceptable and needs to be challenged. Your individual voice can make a difference.

Let’s Speak Out to your family, peers, friends and teachers when needed. If you see, hear or feel disrespected you need to speak up and seek support. People will listen and respect you for having the courage to speak up.

Let’s Help Out, if someone you know asks you for help, ensure you believe them, support them in seeking service help - that could include 1800 Respect and for all emergencies call 000.

Here is a video from the 2020 Walk... 

Thanks for your interest in our Walk for Respectful Relationships. We know a "Virtual Walk" is a bit of a strange concept, but we're thrilled that you're onboard to show your commitment to Domestic Violence Awareness.

It's all happening THIS FRIDAY - Friday 20th November, 2020. So join us online from 10am to watch our Guest Speakers talk about what inspired this movement, and how you can get involved. 

Here is the link to the LiveStream, that will kick off at 10am.






Show your support by getting together with a friend or family member and start a conversation. You can register your interest here.

Share your "virtual walk" images with us by tagging #everystepcounts2020 #standupspeakout

At 10am, on Friday 20 November, tune in here or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WalkForRespectfulRelationships to watch this year’s guest speakers online and go for a walk around your school or local community to help us to raise awareness and make sure that #everystepcounts.

You are not alone, for emergency support, phone 1800 737 732 (1800RESPECT) - a 24 hour hotline to support people impacted by assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.