Relationships Australia Queensland CEO Ian Law shares a message ahead of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2022.
Each May, Queensland acknowledges Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month).
DFVP Month raises awareness of domestic and family violence (DFV) and sends a clear message that DFV in families and homes will not be tolerated.
Data from the Queensland Government shows Queensland has experienced a 17% increase in domestic violence offences since the COVID-19 pandemic. Men’s violence against women continues to be an issue in Queensland and all of Australia.
DFV has devastating impacts on individuals, families, and the community, and addressing it is everyone’s responsibility.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and free from abuse in their home and relationships – whether that abuse is physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, social, or any other behaviour that is controlling or coercive.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence or feeling unsafe at home, help is available – online, over the phone, and in person.
Relationships Australia Queensland offers a comprehensive range of counselling and support services for people affected by domestic and family violence, and those who use power and control within their families.
You can learn more about our Domestic and Family Violence Prevention services here, or call 1300 364 277 for help finding the right support for your situation.