Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month) to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence (DFV) and to send a clear message that DFV in families and homes will not be tolerated.
In its Not now, not ever report (the report), the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland recommended that individuals, community groups and the private sector work together to help prevent DFV and support those affected.
The awareness raising events, projects or activities held during DFVP Month each year support the Queensland Government's response to the report.
You can continue to follow the conversation year-round on our Facebook page.
The DFVP Month theme for 2022 is 'All of us, together'.
This theme drives home the message that to achieve real and lasting positive cultural change, all levels of society need to be involved and take action against DFV.
The theme also connects with the Third action plan, which provides a blueprint for government and the community to work together to continue to deliver positive change.
To show your support for DFVP Month we suggest you use the following hashtags on your social media posts and in your stakeholder communications:
The DFVP Month community grants have been consolidated into the Investing in Queensland Women grant program.
Events and activities are held during May each year to raise awareness of DFV and encourage involvement in the prevention of this form of violence in Queensland.
We welcome your DFVP Month event submissions for inclusion in the community events calendar.
You can find an event near you by browsing the calendar, which also includes other events held throughout the year.
We have developed a suite of assets—such as social media images, an email signature block etc—to help you promote the month across your networks.
You can also download a range of DFV resources to use throughout the year to raise awareness about DFV within your workplaces and communities.