Warwick unites against DV
WARWICK will send a united message against the scourge of domestic violence when residents march down the main street tonight.
Three community organisations have joined forces for the march.
Warwick Safe Haven, Warwick Zonta Group and the Peace Project are encouraging locals to support the event.
The march coincides with UN Human Rights Day and is the last day of Zonta's 16 days of activism.
Warwick Zonta Club's Jenny Eldridge said it followed a successful domestic violence event last month.
"We feel events such as this walk raise community awareness and also offer a visible show of support for victims who may not come along but appreciate that so many people care," she said.
It's hoped that the event will raise awareness of domestic violence and show support for those suffering the effects of violence.
Warwick Peace Project's Ruth Power said many felt it was time more was done to deal with domestic violence.
"The reality is that there is increasing expressions of violence in our society and more understanding is needed as to why this is happening as well as how we can protect victims," she said.
"Violence, in whatever form, should not be part of any relationship."
The march will begin at the Town Hall at 7pm and will be led by the pipe band to Leslie Park.
At the Leslie Park rotunda there will be a candlelit vigil.
If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence phone the Domestic Violence Action Centre on 4617 7670 or 1300RESPECT.