Community members in South and Port Hedland have been urged to take part in a march to send the message that family violence will not be tolerated in the community.
The Hedland Says No To Family Violence march will be held at South Hedland Square on May 4 and is co-ordinated by the Hedland Family Violence Action Group.
Attendees are invited to march in support of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, with the event to feature guest speakers sharing their stories, a barbecue and community stalls.
Port Hedland mayor Peter Carter said he would like residents to attend the march to send a strong message in unison.
“People of all ages are invited to come together, hear heartfelt stories from guest speakers, march around South Hedland to send a message and converge back on the square to enjoy a delicious barbecue and meet a range of stallholders,” he said.
“Around one in six women have experienced violence by an intimate partner, 75 per cent of domestic violence victims reported the perpetrator as male and on average one woman a week and one man a month is killed by a current or former partner.
“We want to build a safe community free from family violence. Let’s stop it at the start by calling out disrespectful behaviour in our daily lives.”