Sutherland Shire Walk For Respectful Relationships

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.

Marshalling for the walk will occur at 9:30am at Don Lucas Reserve ahead of the walk commencement at 10:15am. At the conclusion of the walk there will be a Community Presentation commencing at South Cronulla Park, which is expected to conclude at 12:00pm.

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... 

The Walk for Respectful Relationships committee consists of the local community members, local not-for-profits, school representatives, and multiple levels of government, who collectively are passionate about raising awareness on the issue of Domestic & Family Violence.  The Committee has no political affiliation and is focused on bi-partisan agreement and co-operation to achieve stated objectives.

We make unanimous decisions as a Committee and every member's opinion and contributions are extremely valued.

If you wish to get in contact in the committee please email [email protected]