Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

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 we 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.

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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants

Each year we provide one-off funds to assist community organisations to hold events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Grants are available up to $5,000 for events to support Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2018.

Applications have now closed.

Contacts

  • In an emergency call the police on 000 (triple zero)
  • DVConnect Womensline – phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline – phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800 RESPECT – phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline – phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Elder Abuse Helpline – Queensland phone 1300 651 192, rest of Australia phone (07) 3867 2525 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline – phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)
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