26 September 2023

Call for all to join fight against violence

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Acting Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Meaghan Scanlon says it’s time for all Queenslanders to consider ways to end Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) in the State.

Ms Scanlon was launching Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, which has the theme All of Us, Together. “Each and every one of us has a role to play in ending domestic and family violence,” Ms 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.”

She said DFV Prevention Month would once again aim to promote partnerships and collaborations across the community to prevent and respond to the problem.

“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,” Ms Scanlon said.

She said more events would be added to the online events calendar as the month progressed.

More information about the Government’s partnerships to raise awareness and prevent domestic and family violence can be accessed on its website at this PS News link.

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