"I don't commit domestic violence. So why should I walk 30 kilometres to raise awareness about something I don't do"?
This is a question many people may ask themselves when they are told or read about an upcoming Jervis Bay walk to support women and children trying to escape domestic violence situations.
The organiser of the Saturday, August 10 event, Jo Warren, is the best person to answer such questions.
"Violence against women is something we will need to be aware of and we can't turn our backs on," Jo said.
"It (the walk) is really all about the need to have a conversation around domestic violence and how it impacts on women and children in terms of things like homelessness in our community"
The walk, as was the case for the last two years, will once again support SAHSSI (Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra).
She wants to raise money to support SAHSSI and also to get people talking about the region's domestic violence issues.
"More importantly, it's about people being out on the cycleway saying 'we are wearing orange and purple and we are supporting SAHSSI and we are aware of domestic violence'," Jo said.
"It's all about starting a conversation and it's important people log onto the website this year."
People do not have to walk the full 30 kilometres and can go to https://www.sahssi.org.au/sahssi30/ for more information.
Jo said the website had great resources in regards to starting a conversation on domestic violence.
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