No place for domestic violence
DOMESTIC and Family Violence Prevention Month is being highlighted across the Childers and Gin Gin communities through a series of awareness events.
During the launch earlier this month, Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey praised those involved in combating domestic violence as “the front-line warriors and true heroes in our community”.
The mayor recently attended a candle lighting ceremony in Buss Park to launch the campaign and spell out an unmistakable message about domestic violence – Not Now, Not Ever in our Home Town!
“Domestic and family violence is one of the great sadnesses of society,” Cr Dempsey said.
“It’s great that council is actively promoting awareness of this issue through events conducted by the Childers and Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centres.”
The council’s community and cultural services portfolio spokeswoman Judy Peters said the Gin Gin and Childers Neighbourhood Centres were running the Not Now, Not Ever campaign and encouraged everyone in their communities to talk about domestic violence prevention during May.
“Domestic and family violence affects women, children, men and families across our region,” said Cr Peters.
“The visual campaign involves local businesses, community groups and residents having their photos taken holding placards which give them a voice against domestic violence.
“These photos will then be prominently displayed throughout the community.”
Everyone is welcome to head along to the council’s Not Now, Not Ever marquee on Thursday, May 12, in Gin Gin from 10am–12.30pm in the IGA car park, and also to a barbecue in Millennium Park, Childers, on Friday, May 13, from 10am.