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About Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Sexual Violence Awareness Month is held during October each year to:

  • raise community awareness about sexual violence
  • promote the support options available to people affected by sexual assault and sexual abuse, and
  • uphold a clear message that sexual violence will not be tolerated in our communities.

There are many sexual assault services across Queensland that provide free and confidential counselling, support and medical care.

These services also contribute to a range of awareness-raising activities and community events occurring across Queensland during Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

If you would like to get involved, contact your local service to find out how you can support the month.

Sexual Violence Prevention Grants Program

The 2018–19 Sexual Violence Prevention Grants Program provides one-off funding of $500 to $5,000 for activities in March and April 2019 that will support Queenslanders to continue the conversation about sexual violence.

Applications closed at 5pm on Friday 14 December 2018. Successful recipients are expected to be announced in early 2019.

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