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Kimberley Attwell and Lesley Jones.
Camera IconKimberley Attwell and Lesley Jones. Credit: Jennifer Shepherd

Katanning community marched in silence last Friday to raise awareness of men’s violence against women for White Ribbon Day.

More than 40 people marched from Katanning town square to unveil a purple bench, made in honour of all domestic homicide victims in WA.

Katanning Anglicare social worker Ann Gordon said the event was a timely reminder of the effect of domestic violence on the community.

“We marched in silence to raise awareness of men’s violence against women on that day,” she said. “So it was really great to see the amount of men who rallied together with us to support the cause.

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“We then unveiled the purple bench to remember all the victim of domestic violence — male or female.

“It’s important to know how real domestic violence is because there has been 28 people killed by domestic violence in WA this year alone.”

Ms Gordon said she would like to thank Katanning Men’s Shed for putting together and donating the purple bench for the community of Katanning.

She said she hoped the bench could shine a light on an incredibly important issue.

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