On Thursday 19 November at 2.30pm the City of Rockingham will host a historic event with Mayor of the City of Rockingham, Barry Sammels, together with Mayor of the City of Kwinana, Carol Adams, and WA Police Sergeant Paul Trimble, Coordinator for South Metro Community Engagement Unit set to meet at the Administration building on Civic Boulevard to sign a pledge to end domestic violence.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said he wants victims to know they are not alone: “We are not accepting domestic violence, the community is not accepting domestic violence and victims can take the message that they do not have to accept domestic violence either.
“This may be a symbolic, shared gesture by us but to the victims - and they are among us – it is a gesture of support, that there is hope and it is another important way to raise awareness about how we respond to seeing or hearing domestic violence taking place.
“I would like to invite locals to drop in to the main Administration building or the libraries and sign the pledge as well until 30 November. The City will also offer white ribbons for sale at the Admin building and libraries, with all proceeds raised going to the local women’s refuge.”