Effects of violence examined at Joondalup event

Stand Up! MC Fadzi Whande and White Ribbon ambassador Andre De Barr.
Stand Up! MC Fadzi Whande and White Ribbon ambassador Andre De Barr.

A FREE City of Joondalup event on November 19 will explore the social and personal effects of domestic and family violence.

Stand Up! will be held at ECU Joondalup and feature Broadway actress, singer and playwright Wambui Bahati performing her one-woman play I am Domestic Violence.

White Ribbon ambassador Andre De Barr will officially open proceedings and a panel of experts including representatives of the WA Police North West Metropolitan Victim Support Unit, Women’s Health and Family Services and the Patricia Giles Centre will discuss various issues associated with domestic and family violence.

“Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of those affected by domestic and family violence are women and children,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

“Stand Up! will look at ways we can address this issue and I’d encourage as many members of our community, particularly men, to head along to this important event.”

Register at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au.