Community to rally against domestic violence

Published 5:00am 1 September 2023

Community to rally against domestic violence
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Community members, business leaders and representatives from local organisations are being encouraged to come together and take part in the upcoming Moreton Bay Says No To Violence March.

Hosted by Encircle, this peaceful march will be held in Redcliffe on Friday, October 20.

Now in its 15th year, Encircle CEO Chris Staines says the march is an event to bring the community together to stand against violence in all its forms to create a safer community in Moreton Bay.

“This march is a way for everyone across the Moreton Bay community to show their commitment and support to ending family and domestic violence and to unite against all forms of violence in our neighbourhoods,” Chris says.

“As individuals, we each have the power to make a difference. By speaking out against violence, by offering support to those who need it, by fostering open dialogues in our homes and workplaces – we send a clear message that violence has no place in society.”

At a glance

If you would like to take part in the march, gather at Rotary Park opposite the Redcliffe RSL at 8.30am.

The march will commence at 9am and will head along Redcliffe Parade, continuing along the waterfront and down to the Anzac Avenue access road to Settlement Cove.

A formal ceremony will be held at the ampitheatre, commencing at 10am.

Attendees are asked to register their participation in this year’s march.

For more information, including resources to show your support, visit the Moreton Bay Says No To Violence website.

Further support

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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