Binaal Billa Binaal Billa Family Violence Prevention Legal Service in conjunction with auspice body Yoorana Gunya FHC held a morning tea at the Binaal Billa FVPLS office in Spring Street last week, to recognise that the 25th November is the official day of the elimination of violence against women.
Domestic and family violence is a community problem and not an individual one and it takes a community to help all people stay safe. Sentiments echoed at Binaal Billa FVPLS last week.
“If you see something, if you hear something, say something,” their statement read,
“Binaal Billa and Yoorana Gunya remain committed to raising awareness and offering support to the community. This day acknowledges the victims of domestic and family violence and raises awareness of the ongoing issue that presents itself on a daily basis”.
On average, 1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of fifteen. Approximately 85% of Australian women have also been sexually harassed. Sadly, one woman is murdered a week by her current or former partner.
Forbes DV committee will be having a display in the planter pots in Templar Street, this year’s theme is the Hidden Victims (children). There will be 200 cut-outs of children both pink and blue placed in the pots soon (weather permitting) and there will be information tiles with statistics informing the community of the numbers of child related victims.