Here are some ideas to start you thinking about activities or events for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVPM).
- Approach local sporting clubs to be part of DFVPM activities. This could involve displaying DFVPM posters or organising a sporting activity to promote DFVPM. These clubs might also assist in sponsorship of an event or activity.
- Organise a 'fun run'. The proceeds could be used to fund other DFVPM activities as well as ongoing prevention activities.
- Host a breakfast, morning tea, family fun day, lunch or community picnic. You could organise a guest speaker to talk about ways to prevent domestic and family violence.
- Hold a community march that brings the local community together to raise awareness of domestic and family violence prevention.
- Organise a forum for parents and provide information about talking to children about alternatives to violence.
- Ask an Aboriginal Elder from your community to address a forum or to make a public statement about domestic and family violence.
- Arrange for DFVPM messages to be displayed on billboards around your community or on banners across main streets and bridges.
- Hold a sausage sizzle at your local hardware or shopping centre and invite a local identity or sportsperson to cook. Display a DFVPM poster or banner and other domestic and family violence information resources.
- Approach local shopkeepers to display DFVPM posters in their windows.
- Approach a local identity, such as the Mayor or a local sportsperson, to make a media statement about preventing domestic and family violence.
- Arrange for a story about domestic and family violence to be published in your local newspaper and newsletters.
- Involve people in producing a special edition of your regular newsletter on DFVPM.
- Organise a training day for church leaders on domestic and family violence prevention.
These are just a few examples of how a community can work together on a project that promotes messages of non-violence.