Purple benches installed in Bayswater and Morley parks to raise awareness about domestic and family violence

FRONT: Women's Council for Domestic and Family Services policy officer Kedy Kristal, Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson, Orana House general manager Mel Rowe. BACK: Maylands MLA Lisa Baker and Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim
FRONT: Women's Council for Domestic and Family Services policy officer Kedy Kristal, Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson, Orana House general manager Mel Rowe. BACK: Maylands MLA Lisa Baker and Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim

TWO purple benches have been installed at parks in Morley and Bayswater to honour victims of family and domestic violence.

The City of Bayswater and women’s refuge Orana House are raising awareness about a worldwide domestic violence awareness movement, ahead of White Ribbon Day on November 23.

The benches are located at Nora Hughes Park and Halliday Park.

Mayor Dan Bull thanked Orana House for the support and much-needed services they provided to women and children impacted by violence.

“On average, domestic and family violence results in the death of one woman per week and one man per month in Australia every year – this is completely unacceptable,” he said.

“These benches are a reminder to all of us to check in on our friends and family and to continue this important conversation within our community.”

Orana House chairman Joel Levin said the refuge was grateful for the City and Women’s Council for supporting the benches and help raise awareness for women and children.

Contact Orana House on 9370 4544 or by clicking here.