Free DV work­shop in Bundy on Fri­day

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

TO CO­IN­CIDE with Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Pre­ven­tion Month, Women’s Legal Ser­vice is bring­ing a free work­shop on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and fam­ily law to Bund­aberg on Fri­day.

WLS com­mu­nity legal ed­u­ca­tion lawyer An­gela Lynch said the re­gional visit was aimed at boost­ing lo­cal sup­port for women go­ing through sep­a­ra­tion, es­pe­cially those experiencing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

“The help that’s given to re­gional women from ser­vices like com­mu­nity cen­tres, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence ser­vices and church-based groups is vi­tal in ar­eas such as Bund­aberg,” Ms Lynch said.

“Although th­ese ser­vices may deal with life-and-death sit­u­a­tions, they of­ten re­ceive lit­tle sup­port or pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment due to their geo­graphic lo­ca­tion.”

Ms Lynch said with more than 20 Queens­land women dy­ing each year as a re­sult of do­mes­tic or fam­ily vi­o­lence, the is­sue re­mains “a preva­lent health, so­cial, eco­nomic and legal prob­lem”.

The ed­u­ca­tion work­shop will be held at the Unit­ing Care Com­mu­nity, 3A River Tce, from 10am-3pm. Phone 3392 0644 to book your place.

WLS lawyer An­gela Lynch ...they of­ten re­ceive lit­tle sup­port or pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment due to their geo­graphic lo­ca­tion

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