News

Try walking a mile in these shoes

Pictured from left, Jason McNamara of Direct Sauce Media, Steve Portas of The Queensland Times, Ashleigh Knight of Obsession Shoes, Bruce Hansen of Relationships Australia, and Craig Felmingham are ready to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
Pictured from left, Jason McNamara of Direct Sauce Media, Steve Portas of The Queensland Times, Ashleigh Knight of Obsession Shoes, Bruce Hansen of Relationships Australia, and Craig Felmingham are ready to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. David Nielsen

MEN and women across Ipswich have been urged to strap on their favourite heels and hit the streets to help raise awareness about domestic violence.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign invites local folk to show their solidarity towards the removal of violence from the community.

The walk kicks off at D'Arcy Doyle Place on Wednesday at 5pm and will be followed by a candle-lighting vigil and barbecue.

Ipswich Women's Centre Against Domestic Violence manager Gabrielle Borggaard said violence in Ipswich was on the rise, with 510 new women at risk of being hurt by a partner or ex-partner needing crisis support registering for help in 2011.

"The number is growing - this year we have already registered 244 women who have never been in contact with our service before," Ms Borggaard said. "The centre sees many more women at our regional courts and women at the service who have contacted us before but still not safe. In the first quarter alone we had 620 crisis calls and 60 crisis appointments with women and unfortunately had to refer on 25 women and 15 children who needed counselling due to capacity."

Ms Borggaard said the walk would echo the message that domestic and family violence was not acceptable.

"We would love to see all of Ipswich come and support this message," she said. "It is the official launch of the Ipswich Says No to Violence Committee and our main aim is to work with the Ipswich community to create safer families, children and streets.

"We need your help to build a safe community, a safe Ipswich, whether in our homes, at schools or on the streets.

"After the march there will be a candle-lighting vigil to remember the people who have died due to domestic and family violence and to show our support to their families and friends."

Participants are asked to donate $5 which goes towards a T-shirt and the barbecue.

 

Register your interest on 3816 3000 or email administrator@iwcadv.org.au.

Topics:  domestic violence high heels



COMMENT: OPs not the be all and end all

There's many ways to get around an OP score

Five things to do in Ipswich this weekend

Kyle Breese as John Wilkes Booth and Alex Andujar as Charles Giteau will be in the Assasins theatre show.

Check out what's on around the region

Dinosaurs, unicorns and fairies coming to Ipswich park

The augmented reality event will transform the Collingwood Park venue from 4 March to 20 March.

Interactive, augmented reality event for Goupong Park

Local Partners

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

GET a sneak peek at Green Day's American Idiot The Musical as we go behind the scenes to meet the stars at a QPAC rehearsal.

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Your guide to a great night out in Ipswich

Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2016 / Andrew Pattinson / Vampp Photography

Check out the city's live music scene here

WARNING: 'Sardine city' is on Ipswich's horizon

CONCERNED: The implications of the State's move to denser housing developments has Cr David Pahlke up in arms.

But Antoniolli says council can manage State's denser housing edict

Grand re-launch for new Nolan's Corner

GRAND PARTY: Wayne Kemp and Angela Love from Poison Arrow, Eliza Woodruffe from Limestone Emporium, Tess Claris from Voice Hair and Beauty and Kim Schubel from Schudio will all be at the grand launch party.

A feat worth celebrating

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

The suburb where house, land prices are spiking

ON THE RISE: 13 Kallatina Terrace, Karalee will go to auction on March 31. Karalee house prices went up 9.9% in the past year.

"It has good hospitals, universities and schools."

$1b Springfield development deadline brought forward

Aveo's Springfield development is running ahead of schedule.

The majority of interest has come from local buyers

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!