Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
The month of May marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland, an annual initiative to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and coercive control, and the support services available.
The awareness-raising events, projects or activities held during the month align with the Domestic and family violence prevention strategy 2016–2026.
You can continue to follow the conversation year-round on the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Queensland Facebook page.
The theme for 2023 is ‘It’s in our control to end coercive control’. The hashtags for social media use are #endDFV, #endcoercivecontrol and #DFVPM2023.
Add your voice to the cause and promote the month using our campaign collateral. Download the stakeholder communication kit, which includes draft articles and social posts, and creative assets including posters and social media tiles.
Community events and activities are held during May each year to raise awareness and increase visibility of domestic and family violence and coercive control, and encourage involvement in the prevention of this form of violence in Queensland.
You can find events to attend or register your own via the community events calendar.
Violence prevention community grants have been consolidated into the Investing in Queensland Women grant program. Learn more about funding dates and how to apply.
You can also download a range of resources (with translated versions) to use throughout the year to raise awareness about domestic and family violence within your workplaces and communities.