By supporting the work of DVConnect, you give every person who asks us for help, a path to safety. There are many ways you can support our work no matter who you are. Find a way from the list below:
- If someone tells you they have experienced violence or abuse, please believe and support them.
- Look out for signs of non-physical abuse and know where you can refer a family member or friend for support.
- Download the Be there app to recognise abuse, shape your approach and support the person you care about in a way that is safe for everyone.
- Call DVConnect for advice to support someone you care about who may be experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence.
- Don’t give people who use violence a free pass. Speak out if you hear excuses for violence or victim blaming.
- Challenge stereotypes and call out sexist attitudes like ‘jokes’ that are derogatory towards females.
- If you are a leader in your workplace, contact us about how you can play a role in ending domestic and family violence.
- Workplace giving programs are a great way to donate from your pre-tax income, reducing your taxable income whilst helping QLDers. Learn more.
- If you are a staff member, ask your workplace what training and domestic and family violence polices exist, and how well they are working.
- You can help people within the LGBTQ+ community to be safe from violence by amplifying the LGBTQ DV Awareness Foundation’s messages, and participating in LGBTQ DV Awareness Day on May 28 every year.
- Share our social media posts to help spread the word that violence and abuse is never acceptable.
Significant Dates & Events to get involved in
- 8 March every year: International Women’s Day
- May every year: The month of May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
- 1 May every year: National Day to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence.
- First Wednesday of May every year: Candle Lighting Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence.
- October every year: The month of October is Sexual Violence Awareness month.
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