Speak out against abuse

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

MAY is the month set down for this year’s Do­mes­tic and Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Preven­tion aware­ness cam­paign with a month of ac­tiv­i­ties to be hosted by Childers and Gin Gin Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tres.

A coun­cil spokesman said the neigh­bour­hood cen­tres ex­pe­ri­enced first-hand the im­pacts of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on the com­mu­nity.

“Our neigh­bour­hood cen­tres are com­mu­nity hubs which are recog­nised for the safe space they pro­vide to any­one in need,” the spokesman said.

The State Govern­ment has pro­vided $3000 for ac­tiv­i­ties to be held in Gin Gin and Childers un­der its 2016 Do­mes­tic and Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Preven­tion Month Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram.

By pro­vid­ing a vis­ual cam­paign, th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties will chal­lenge and ed­u­cate peo­ple about Fam­ily and Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence while pro­vid­ing them with in­for­ma­tion, the spokesman said.

By show­ing com­mu­nity sup­port for this ini­tia­tive, the coun­cil hopes to em­power peo­ple to speak out about the is­sue and erad­i­cate it from our com­mu­ni­ties once and for all.

Each neigh­bour­hood cen­tre will run a month-long cam­paign through­out May.

Com­mu­nity events have been planned to be held on May 13 in Childers and May 18 in Gin Gin.

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