A virtual vigil was held to mark National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day.
A virtual vigil was held to mark National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day ceremony sheds light on domestic violence

MAY signifies the beginning of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, with a DV awareness group holding a Remembrance Day ceremony to mark the occasion.

The Co-ordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence hosted the event at The Avenue of Peace in Barney Point.

Because of Covid-19 social distancing laws, the CCRDFV broadcasted the ceremony on Facebook so locals could still take part.

A Queensland Government spokesman said the purpose of DFVP month was to raise ”awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that it will not be tolerated in our families and homes”.

Although most events and activities have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the spokesman said DFVP Month was still an opportunity to say Not now, Not ever. Together.

“We all have a role to play,” he said.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic or family violence contact the Queensland Police Service on 131 444, 24 hours, seven days a week.