Domestic Violence awareness events – Murgon & Cherbourg – Darling Downs

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention (DFVP) Month and this year the Queensland Police Service is encouraging the community to reach out – for help, or to support a friend.

The Cherbourg Women’s Shelter will be holding a domestic violence awareness march to raise awareness of this community issue, and everyone is welcome to take part.

Where: Cherbourg State Primary School
When: 9am, Tuesday, May 30

The Murgon PCYC will also be showcasing the RUBY Program (Rise Up, Be Yourself) on the same date. RUBY is a free physical fitness program for women who are, have been, or likely to be experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).

RUBY is designed to empower women by building physical strength and contributing to general well-being, emotional resilience, self-esteem and confidence through physical exercise in a violence-free and safe environment. The unique program gives participants a different outlet and tools to combat the DFV cycle by fostering connected relationships with other women in a safe, group environment.

If you’re interested in attending, please contact the Murgon PCYC for further information.

A community touch football game will be held at the Cherbourg Hornets Fields on May 29 from 5.30pm to raise awareness.

We all play a part in domestic and family violence prevention. Together, we can make a difference.

If you or someone you know is being impacted by domestic and family violence, we encourage you to report it to police or access support services:

  • If the incident is happening now or there is immediate danger call Triple Zero (000)
  • For non-urgent domestic and family violence matters, contact Policelink any time on 131 444
  • If making a phone call or visiting a police station isn’t a safe option, you can request contact with police online for non-urgent domestic and family violence
  • A range of material and support services are available.

Everyone has the right to be safe from domestic and family violence.


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