Peel Regional Silent Memorial March: Raising awareness of domestic violence

Allambee board members Caroline Knight and Marzel Norton at a recent Womens Networking Morning Tea in Perth with Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence Queensland chairwoman Quentin Bryce.
Allambee board members Caroline Knight and Marzel Norton at a recent Womens Networking Morning Tea in Perth with Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence Queensland chairwoman Quentin Bryce.

THE incidence of family and domestic violence in the Peel region is high and continues to escalate at an alarming rate.

Allambee Counselling provides much-needed counselling and support for individuals and families affected by family, domestic and sexual violence.

In the past year, Allambee has supported more than 160 adults and children to cope with violence and the impact on their lives.

Allambee Counselling works closely with women’s refuge Pat Thomas House, to provide services to those affected by family and domestic violence in the Peel region.

On Friday, November 20, Allambee and Pat Thomas House host the fifth annual Peel Regional Silent Memorial March in honour of those who have lost their lives to domestic homicide and to call for prevention, protection and support for all those who survive and grieve the experience of domestic violence.

Between July 2014 and May 2015, police reported 2699 incidents of domestic violence in the Mandurah policing region, including Rockingham and Kwinana.

Most of those incidents related to assaults against women.