Hundreds rally against domestic violence

Published 12:01pm 20 October 2023

Hundreds rally against domestic violence
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

More than 300 people took to the streets of Redcliffe this morning to send a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in the community.

A large number of police officers, as well as representatives from local businesses, schools, churches and not-for-profit organisations marched peacefully from Rotary Park to the Settlement Cove Amphitheatre as part of this year’s Moreton Bay Says No to Violence March.

Now in its 15th year, Encircle CEO Chris Staines said the event continues to grow each year.

“It’s great to see so many people coming down and taking part in the march, which is now in its 15th year,” Chris said.

“This event is not only about standing up as a community and saying no, but also supporting those who need to help to avoid violent situations and those who are recovering from domestic and family violence.

“There is a lot of support out there for people who are being exposed to violence or who are at risk of committing it, so if you do need help, I urge you to reach out.

“The police are here to help. You can find also find support from your local Neighbourhood Centre. Encircle have locations at Redcliffe, Lawnton and Pine Rivers.

“There are also lots of great services like 1800 RESPECT and DVConnect for men and women.”

To see more photos from the event, click through the gallery below. 

Support is available 

If you are experiencing violence or suspect someone else is, contact 1800 RESPECT for advice and support.

In an emergency, call the police on 000.

For more information on domestic violence support, you can also contact:

DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811

DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636

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