Launching during Awareness Week and continuing on through September is the first of many new Clubs Queensland campaigns dedicated to encouraging and supporting community connections
through all Queensland Clubs. The first campaign is an awareness campaign designed to promote positive relationship behaviours in our communities.
Communities gather in community clubs which makes us perfectly placed to promote cultural change
and support those that need help due to experiencing hard times through issues such as domestic violence.
Data from the Queensland Governments End Domestic and Family Violence taskforce shows that in 2015-16, there were in excess of 87,000 domestic and family violence incidents reported to Queensland Police while more than 93,000 calls were made to DVconnect seeking help.
Further, communities are now being asked to stand up, speak out and act
if they are witness to domestic or family violence behaviour. In a recent Queensland social survey on domestic violence nearly 40% of respondents indicated they were aware of domestic or family violence involving a neighbour, and they didn’t do anything about it. Bystanders and now being asked to report this behaviour. In an emergency call police on 000, or people can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or DVconnect on 1800 811 811.
These websites provide more information on domestic or family violence and what you can do to help.
All clubs are encouraged to be active participants in this positive message campaign
and to use the available resources to assist in spreading messaged of positive relationships.