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Media Release: Walking together against family violence

City West Water is proud to be a sponsor of Walk Against Family Violence.

The annual Walk Against Family Violence will take place from 12.00pm- 1.30pm on Friday 23 November starting at Federation Square's main stage. Walk Against Family Violence commemorates the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Lisa McAdams, author of Domestic violence – changing culture, saving lives - pictured below - is an advocate and expert on domestic violence, was invited to share her lived experience with City West Water staff as part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to providing safe and accessible services for customers and employees.

‘It’s really important for businesses to educate their employees about the lived experience of family violence. It’s about understanding that the impacts of family violence can be professional and financial, beyond the physical and emotional costs,’ said Ms McAdams.

Fran Duiker, General Manager Customers and Community, has overseen City West Water’s approach to improving services and support to those impacted by family violence.

‘We understand that speaking out about family violence is one of the biggest obstacles for individuals who are in that circumstance,’ said Ms Duiker.

‘If you find yourself in a difficult situation, City West Water is here to provide support and help tailor an approach that works for you. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all, and you can talk to us about how we can help you with your water bill, with hardship or payment support, or about what other support services are available to you.’

Fran Duiker and Louise Meadows, General Manager, People and Capability, will join Lisa McAdams on the 2018 Walk Against Family Violence.