The EPA is committed to the elimination of violence against women.
To mark the 'International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women', on Friday 25 November 2022 EPA staff joined their Tasmanian Government colleagues, including parliamentarians and public sector leaders in the Walk for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Walkers left St David's Park shortly after 1pm before crossing to Parliament Lawns, where speakers - including Minister for Women and Prevention of Family Violence Jo Palmer MLC, Northern Midlands Mayor Mary Knowles OAM, CEO of Engender Equality Alina Thomas, Director of Citizen Tasmania and board member of Sexual Assault Support Service Grace Akosua Williams addressed those gathered.
The walk is part of the broader 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual global campaign that aims to increase awareness, strengthen advocacy efforts and share knowledge, with both organisations and individuals alike challenged to participate..
With over 50% of the EPA's workforce female, the EPA strives for a workplace culture that celebrates diversity, equality and promotes respect.
If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937.