Georges River Council's anti-domestic violence walk to go ahead after White Ribbon charity closure

Cause to continue: The scene in Kogarah Town Square at last year's White Ribbon Walk.
Cause to continue: The scene in Kogarah Town Square at last year's White Ribbon Walk.

Georges River Council plans to go ahead with its annual anti-domestic violence walk through Kogarah following White Ribbon Australia's announcement that has closed.

The White Ribbon charity was established in 2007 to prevent violence against women but went into liquidation last week.

"Georges River Council would like to update the community on plans regarding its annual White Ribbon Walk in November following the recent announcement regarding the unfortunate liquidation of White Ribbon Australia," a council spokesperson said.

"Council will continue its walk to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence on Friday, November 22.

"While the event can no longer be associated with White Ribbon Australia, all current event plans will progress as scheduled, so that alongside our community, we can continue to take a stand against domestic violence."

The walk is intended to be a positive force for change, encouraging men, women and youth to take a stand against violence.

The event on Friday, November 22 will see the Georges River community come together for the fourth time to march 1.5 kilometres from Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah, to Kogarah Town Square.

Last year an estimated 1,300 people from the Georges River Community threw their support behind the Georges River White Ribbon Walk against domestic violence including schools, businesses, service clubs, registered clubs and sporting groups.

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