Representatives from the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Souths Cares today (Tuesday) joined the NSW Police and Randwick Council in saying no to violence against women.
Rabbitohs and Souths Cares staff made the walk from High Cross Park, Randwick, down to Coogee Beach as a sign of solidarity and unity in making women's safety an important issue for men too.
Rabbitohs Chief Commercial Officer and former General Manager of Souths Cares, Shannon Donato, said that joining the 2000 plus contingent was a great example of a community coming together to draw attention to the seriousness of violence against women.
“Violence against woman is a whole of community problem and that is why it’s important that our opposition to this problem is supported by all members of the community, especially men,” said Shannon.
“It was very heartening to see so many men take part in the walk this morning.
“Violent acts against women happen every day in our community and are just not restricted to a particular culture or socio-economic background.
“Violence against women is never acceptable.
“The consequences of violence against women are many and varied with some including homelessness, disability, harassment, mental health issues, stalking, child abuse and even death.
“Marching today with people who want to see the end of violence against women does much to raise awareness of the problem and encourage members of the community to educate themselves on how to speak up against violence.”
People who would like to find out how they can play their part in ending violence against women should visit White Ribbon Australia’s website at: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/.