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Yes Gladstone tackles Domestic Violence with your help.

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Gladstone tackles Domestic and Family Violence with local events Residents in Gladstone will help tackle domestic and family violence after the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence Gladstone (Gladstone CCRDFV) was awarded one of 35 grants to host activities as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May. Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher MP said he welcomed the funding Gladstone CCRDFV had secured to highlight such an important issue for the local community. “In partnership with Gladstone CCRDFV we want to inspire change and promote community action by raising awareness of domestic and family violence in our local community,” he said. “Every one of us has a part to play in preventing domestic and family violence, and this/these event/s will be a great way for locals to get involved and stand up and say not now, not ever.” “Gladstone CCRDFV does an outstanding job tackling this and these activities are a way of showcasing their hard work and getting the community involved at the same time.” Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said almost $160,000 in grants had been awarded across the state with $45,000 of the grants to go towards supporting organisations to tackle domestic and family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. “These grants will be used for a variety of things including workshops, football matches, pamper sessions and family fun days, all designed to raise awareness of domestic and family violence” she said. “No community is untouched by domestic and family violence, but we need to stand together and say it will not be tolerated in Queensland. We need to spread this message far and wide and these events to be held in Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May will help us to do just that.” Ms Farmer said the State Government was committed to tackling domestic and family violence in all its forms, and was acting on recommendations from the Not Now, Not Ever report. More information on how to participate in Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month events will soon be available via www.qld.gov.au/dfvpmonth For help in dealing with domestic and family violence, call the state-wide DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 or DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636. To find out more about the Queensland Government’s actions to tackle domestic and family violence, visit www.qld.gov.au/enddomesticandfamilyviolence

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