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Administrator’s message – 16 Days of Activism campaign against domestic and family violence

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Central Coast Council is once again working with community leaders to initiate important conversations around domestic and family violence. 

The Central Coast consistently has one of the highest number of incidences of family and domestic violence compared to any other local government area* and is an issue we must all address head-on.  

The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign runs every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), raising awareness and educating the community on this important issue.

Throughout the 16-day campaign, a number of activities have been organised to create awareness, including Council’s annual support of the Central Coast Domestic Violence Committee’s ‘Walk Against Domestic Violence’.  

There’s this and so much more going on across the Coast throughout the campaign, and I encourage everyone to get involved. We must all speak up against family and domestic violence and encourage others to break the cycle in order to make the Central Coast a safer place for everyone. 

Further details are on Council’s website here:

Rik Hart, Administrator

*Statistics show the Central Coast had the third-highest number of domestic violence related incidences in NSW (BOSCAR period June 2022 – 2023). We are also consistently over-represented in statistics for Breach of Apprehended Violence Order.

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