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Logan community unites against domestic and family violence

Published: 13 October 2015

Logan community unites against domestic and family violence
More than 450 people united to walk against domestic and family violence on Sunday 11 October at Logan Central.

The people of Logan have demonstrated with their feet – rejecting domestic and family violence.

More than 450 people dressed in white walked through Logan Central on Sunday, 11 October, as part of a state-wide campaign, led by local government, to highlight the community's rejection of domestic and family violence.

Mayor Pam Parker said the Logan community could be proud of the turnout for the event.

"To see hundreds of people dressed in white walking together up Jacaranda Avenue was a moving display of solidarity from our community," Mayor Parker said.

"Domestic and family violence is a problem that every community faces and we, as a community, must stand up and say 'enough is enough'.

"We all have a responsibility to help prevent this blight from claiming any more victims, and by bringing this issue out into the light, by walking, by talking, by caring, we can make a difference."

Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton said those who could not make the walk could still take the pledge to stand up to domestic and family violence.

"People can still take the Logan Pledge, which is 'I swear to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women or families. This is my pledge'.

"Hundreds of people have already put their names to the pledge via Council's Twitter or Facebook accounts.

"We would like to thank everyone who has taken the pledge because it is that kind of gesture that sends a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in our community."

Representatives from all levels of government participated in the walk, along with a significant turnout from the Queensland Police Service.