“Domestic violence is a major cause of harm and injury – particularly to women and children" Micah Projects CEO Karyn Walsh.
As part of Domestic and Family Violence Month, a special candle-lighting ceremony will be held on Wednesday 4th May from 5.30 pm.
At least six Australian women are killed by their intimate partner every month, and this simple ceremony provides an opportunity to honour the victims.
Some of Australia’s leading practitioners in the fields of housing and homelessness will meet in Brisbane this Friday to take part in a full-day forum, facilitated by internationally acclaimed educator and advocate for social change Iain de Jong.
You’re invited to join local community organisations Micah Projects and West End Community House in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign on Thursday 17 March 2016.
This Valentine’s Day, 14 February, a number of organisations in Brisbane will be taking part in the global One Billion Rising campaign.
The NIA Community Dance Jam will be raising funds for our domestic violence service.
… to end violence against women and girls.
Two of Brisbane’s most visible landmarks – the Treasury Casino and the Story Bridge – will be bathed in bright orange light over the next week as 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence draws to a close.
… and show our commitment to ending violence against women and girls.
Micah Projects’ Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is calling on the West End local community to wear something orange, and decorate their workplaces and shopfronts with orange livery, as part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
16 Days of Activism is a UN-led, international campaign that runs from 25 November (White Ribbon Day in Australia) until 10 December (World Human Rights Day).
Two and a half years ago, the 500 Lives 500 Homes collective set itself the ambitious target of assisting five hundred individuals and families to successfully make the transition from homelessness to secure, permanent housing.
The good news is that we are well on track to achieve that target, with more than 250 individuals and families now successfully housed at the half-way mark.
We acknowledge and thank our local media for the great work they are doing in promoting Domestic Violence Services in Queensland. Please be aware that the regional service in Brisbane is Brisbane Domestic Violence Service and we respectfully seek support in promoting our service.
During Child Protection Week a number of events are being held across Queensland to commemorate Remembrance Day, which is held each year to acknowledge the courage of adults who, as children, were in the care of the church or state in out-of-home care.