Kalamunda Reporter - - Residential -

HARCOURTS WA has in­vited the pub­lic to help break the si­lence around vi­o­lence dur­ing its Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event in sup­port of White Rib­bon Aus­tralia.

Through its char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion, the Harcourts Foun­da­tion, the or­gan­i­sa­tion is hold­ing the third an­nual na­tion­wide event to raise aware­ness and funds for White Rib­bon Aus­tralia’s work in end­ing men’s vi­o­lence against women.

“While vi­o­lence is ex­pe­ri­enced by both men and women, most do­mes­tic vi­o­lence vic­tims in Aus­tralia are women and the vi­o­lence is most likely to be per­pe­trated by a man,” Harcourts WA Foun­da­tion am­bas­sador Adri­enne Musca said.

“Dev­as­tat­ingly, over 12 months on av­er­age one woman is killed ev­ery week in Aus­tralia as a re­sult of in­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence.”

In 2015 and 2016, more than 800 Harcourts staff, fam­ily, friends and sup­port­ers across Aus­tralia “walked a mile” in women’s heels to show sol­i­dar­ity and raise aware­ness, set­ting new White Rib­bon records for a com­mu­nity fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity.

The Harcourts Foun­da­tion has raised nearly $300,000 for White Rib­bon since 2013 and this year hopes to break its fundrais­ing record. Funds raised will sup­port White Rib­bon’s Break­ing the Si­lence pri­mary preven­tion ini­tia­tives in pri­mary and sec­ondary schools.

The Walk a Mile event will be held on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, start­ing at 11am at El­iz­a­beth Quay Bell Tower area.

Reg­is­ter to walk or do­nate at www. my­cause.com.au/events/walka­mileintheir­shoes.

The $25 reg­is­tra­tion cost will go to­wards White Rib­bon Aus­tralia.

Par­tic­i­pants in the White Rib­bon walk against vi­o­lence.

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