Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month aims to change community attitudes
Published Sunday, 01 May, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon
Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Prevention Month is a reminder to all Queenslanders that ending this form of violence is everyone’s responsibility.
Acting Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Meaghan Scanlon said this year’s theme for DFV Prevention Month is All of us, together.
“Each and every one of us has a role to play in ending domestic and family violence,” Minister Scanlon said.
“This year’s theme is about all of us, working together to make sure our workplaces, our schools and our communities are safe and respectful.
“Because we know changing attitudes around violence and instilling respect for women is crucial in ending domestic and family violence.
Minister Scanlon said this year’s DFV Prevention Month would once again aim to promote partnerships and collaborations across the community to prevent and respond to DFV.
“To raise awareness, several events will be taking place across the state, including candlelight vigils in many communities, the Light up the night Charity Gala hosted by the LGBTQ DFV Awareness Foundation, and the annual Darkness to Daylight event, hosted by Challenge DV, which closes off DFV Prevention Month,” she said.
More events continue to be added each week on the online events calendar at www.qld.gov.au/dfvpmonth.
To learn more about the Queensland Government’s partnerships to raise awareness and prevent domestic and family violence visit: www.qld.gov.au/notnownotevertogether.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic and family violence – support is available. You can contact DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days) or DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636 (9am-midnight, 7 days).
If there is an immediate danger and you fear for your, or someone else’s, safety, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for police.
For more information and support options, visit qld.gov.au/domesticviolence.
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