Sutherland Shire Walk For Respectful Relationships

The 2021 Walk for Respectful Relationships Virtual Event will be held on Friday 19th November 2021.  Join us on social media or here on this website at 10am on the day to hear our guest speakers. 

Watch our Organising Committee Address live at 10am below:

This year’s theme 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... 

WALK FOR RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Committee

    The Walk for Respectful Relationships Committee is a group of dedicated professionals and community members who are passionate about raising awareness on the issue of Domestic & Family Violence Read more

  • Our Aims

    Is is the Aim of the Walk for Respectful Relationships Committee to promote awareness of Domestic and Family Violence issues in the community, and to promote the availability of local support services. Read more

  • #EveryStepCounts

    Use the hashtag #EveryStepCounts when participating in the annual Walk for Respectful Relationships to create awareness and address Domestic and Family Violence issues in our community. Read more

  • Register for the walk

    Let us know you’re joining in OR participating. Register your family, friends and work colleagues to attend the virtual walk to gain access to the live video! Read more

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

MEDIA & NEWS

  • Send Us Photos of This Year's Walk

    As this year's walk is a little bit different, we'd love to see how you've done the walk. Whether you're walking with friends, colleagues or as part of a school group, being part of this walk is an important way to show your support and promote respectful relationships Read more

  • Learn How You Can Get Involved In This Year's Walk

    There are lots of ways you, your school or workplace can get involved with the 2021 Virtual Walk for Respectful Relationships. While Covid-19 has changed a lot for us this year, domestic violence has continued to be a significant issue in our community, and we're committed to continuing to raise awareness and ensure people in the Sutherland Shire know support is available. Learn more here. Read more

  • Thank You.... Now What?

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Walk for Respectful Relationships. 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. Read more

Financial Supporters and Committee Members

  • The committee is made up of members from:

                              

    This year's event is financially supported by:

        

    We have further support from: