The Annual Silent DV March organized by the Women’s Council for DFV Services (WA) was held on Friday 17 November at the Supreme Court Gardens in Perth attended by 25 information stallholders. MC Verity James introduced speakers who included Walter and Doonlan-Leisha Eatts (Welcome to Country), with Samuel Pilot-Kickett on the didgeridoo. The Hon. Simone McGurk, Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, provided a clear outline of the State Government’s commitment to ending this insidious issue within our society.
Survivor, Robyn Westgate gave a powerful and inspiring presentation which we received a lot of positive feedback about. Anne Moore, WCDFVS Chair had the daunting task of reading out the 12 victims since the last DV Memorial March in November 2016, while invited guests were asked to lay a red rose in loving memory.
This year’s march through the streets of the CBD was attended by approximately 500 people who walked in silence protest to say, One Death is Too Many!
Other DV Memorial Marches have also been held around WA in locations such as Midland, Armadale, Mandurah and Kununurra