Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.
Each year the Queensland Government provide one-off funding to community organisations to run events, projects or activities during May that:
- raise awareness about the occurrence and impacts of domestic and family violence in the Queensland community and provide information about help available
- promote partnerships and collaboration across the community in acting to prevent domestic and family violence
- engage and educate Queenslanders to create a community that supports respectful relationships, practices positive attitudes and behaviours and promotes a culture of non-violence
- challenge Queenslanders to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence and recognise that a whole of community response is needed to make a difference.
The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland in its ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report recommended that individuals, community groups and the private sector work together to help prevent domestic and family violence and support those affected.
The awareness raising events, projects or activities implemented during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month each year, as well as the community grants, support the Queensland Government’s response to the ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report.
To find out more about Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and the funded events for 2018 go to the webpage.