ABOUT WALK FOR WAGEC

Walk for WAGEC is a 5km walk or 10km run at Centennial Park, Sydney on 1st May 2022 or virtually between 25th April and 1st May. This year our goal is to collectively raise $250,000, which will help deliver important programs for women that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place.

YOU CAN WALK

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IN-PERSON

Join us on Sunday 1st May 2022 in Centennial Park, Sydney to walk 5km walk or run 10km so that women and children can walk away from violence.

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VIRTUAL

Join us virtually anytime between 25th April and 1st May to walk 5km walk or run 10km run so that women and their children can walk away from violence.

WHY WE'RE WALKING?

Every week, one woman is killed at the hands of her current or former partner. Gender-based violence takes a profound toll on women, children and communities. It impacts all of us. This is why we’re asking you to Walk for WAGEC so that women and children can walk away from violence.
65% of women who had children in their care when they experienced violence by a current or former partner, reported that the children had seen or heard the violence.

Source: 2016 Personal Safety Survey (ABS, 2017).
Intimate partner violence is the greatest health risk factor (greater than smoking, alcohol and obesity) for women in their reproductive years.

Source: 2011 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Burden of Disease Study (Ayre et al. 2016; Webster, 2016) 
Domestic or family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women.

Source: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). 2019. 

Rates of domestic violence rose during COVID-19 and reduced victim-survivor's capacity to participate in the workforce further isolating them and their ability to leave.

Source: Boxhall et al (2020). See also Maury et al (2019)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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"I had such a great time and I want to help by doing more. It felt like a community that was all there to support women and children and I felt like part of a community even though it was my first time."

— Nick, In-Person Walker, 2021

FAQs

How can I complete Walk for WAGEC?

You can complete Walk for WAGEC by walking 5km or running 10km on Sunday 1st May in Centennial Park, Sydney or virtually anywhere and anytime between 25th April and 1st May.

where will my money go?

Money you raise by taking part in the Walk for WAGEC will help women and their families walk away from violence.  

WAGEC has taken active steps to create programs that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place. To operate these programs, we rely on community and philanthropic donations.

 

$20 provides a child with an Essentials Welcome Pack to help them feel at home at WAGEC 

$50 can fill a Mum’s petrol tank so she can get her kids safely to school each day 

$100 gives a teenager three personal tutoring sessions to help them keep up at school 

$150 provides a supported playgroup session providing learning for kids and  mums   

$200 provide a therapeutic family workshop for mums and kids to heal together 

$500 provides a safety plan for a woman and her children in crisis  

$750 provides a woman with a month of personalised support with our in-house psychologist 

$1000 helps a family establish a safe new home 

How do I set up a team?

We encourage you to complete Walk for WAGEC with a team which could include your work colleagues, friends or family members. Whether you complete the Walk individually or as part of a team, you can inspire members of your community to get involved in some friendly competition and see who can raise the most amount of money to support families escaping domestic violence. 

You will have the option to create or join a team during registration or from your individual fundraising page after you’ve registered.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. WAGEC is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donation of $2 or more.

How do I become a Walk for WAGEC ambassador?

You can become an ambassador by completing three of the following steps:

  • Post consistently (over 5 times) about the event on social media (this includes on your personal pages and in community groups) and tag WAGEC and hash tag #walkforwagec
  • Sign up 3 or more people to the event (either in Centennial Park or virtually). Make sure you create a team with all your recruits and become the team captain. This won’t apply to workplaces
  • Fundraise $1000 or more through community engagement

If you complete all three steps, please get in touch with fundraising@wagec.org.au, so that we can recognise your efforts on the day (in-person walkers) or online (virtual walkers). Thank you for helping us spread the word!

If you or someone you know needs support in Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to wagec.org.au