Hundreds march in Adelaide for White Ribbon Week

Posted November 28, 2015 14:09:56

A crowd of people sit on Parliament House steps. Photo: Participants in Adelaide’s White Ribbon march finish up at Parliament Home. (ABC News: Matt Coleman)
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Far more than 200 people have marched by way of Adelaide’s central company district to raise awareness about domestic violence.

The White Ribbon March from Victoria Square to Parliament Home featured police, politicians, sporting identities and assistance groups.

Domestic violence survivor Heather Margrison spoke to the crowd and said it took her 20 years to leave her psychologically abusive companion.

She stated she was now committed to helping other people.

“I was in a position to get out, and with the superb assistance and help from the Central Domestic Violence Service, I was able to cut my strings, and free of charge myself from his abuse,” Ms Margrison stated.

“Recovery has taken me practically 10 years and I am nonetheless a work in progress but I am alive.”

White Ribbon Week was held across Australia this week in a campaign to stop domestic violence.

The Federal Government estimates domestic violence charges Australia $ 21.7 billion annually.

Members of crowd hold a banner deploring domestic violence against women. Photo: About 200 people participated in Adelaide’s White Ribbon march from Victoria Square to Parliament House. (ABC News: Matt Coleman)

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