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Mayors stand up

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November 09, 2017

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson has joined a host of other female mayors across the state in an effort to stamp out violence against women.

In 2017, there were 32 female mayors across the state, the most ever elected in Victoria’s history, and many of them are voicing their concerns about the level of family violence in our communities.

Cr Sanderson said family violence was an issue all of the community needed to take a stand on.

‘‘We need to change the culture that allows violence by sending the right messages to our children, by supporting early childhood and school educators to embed respectful relationships into the curriculum from preschool, throughout primary and secondary education,’’ she said.

‘‘We ask all levels of government to unite to work together on prevention of violence, as well as providing services to those needing immediate and ongoing support.’’

To read the full statement from the Mayors, go to www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

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