Sutherland Shire Walk For Respectful Relationships

The 2022 Walk for Respectful Relationships will be held on Friday 25th November 2022.  We're excited to be back in person this year, and invite you to join us at Cronulla for the walk, or share your efforts on social media. 

The theme again is  “Call out, Speak out, Help out”

Participating in this years 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 last year's Walk... 

And last year's virtual address

THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Walk for Respectful Relationships. The Committee was thrilled with the engagement, particularly from local primary and high schools. We're thrilled to report that over 5,000 people participated this year. While Covid may have meant we couldn't all come together in a single location, it actually meant MORE people than ever before were able to take part in the walk.

... BUT WHAT NOW?

But now the question is.. what happens next?

Respect, Respectful Relationships isn't a conversation that can only happen once a year.

We need to KEEP TALKING... but also LEARN MORE about what each and every person can do to make the Community safer for all.

Domestic Violence is sadly, a very real issue for many people in the Sutherland Shire.  If YOU are one of many affected, it's important to know what resources are available to you. Now.

Do You Need Support?

If you are in danger, call 000 now.

Local Police have specialist domestic violence trained officers who can not only helo diffuse an immediate situation, but put you in touch with local support services to help you 

1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

There are a host of support options and resources available within the Sutherland Shire. Here are a few:

For Young People (Under 18) and Schools

For Adults or Businesses (for their staff)

If your school or workplace wants to do more about Respectful Relationship Education - there are several options

There are a number of school based support, awareness and prevention programs available to support your school:

 

There are many programs available for workplaces, schools or just the general community who want to be more educated on this topic.

 

If you have any questions, or want more information, please email us at [email protected]