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Council gives $7,500 to local response to domestic and family violence

Published: 28 November 2016

Council gives $7,500 to local response to domestic and family violence

Logan’s leaders have united to call for an end to violence against women as events across the world were staged to honour White Ribbon Day on 25 November 2016, with Mayor Luke Smith announcing that Logan City Council will contribute $7,500 to our local community response.

Council is one of a number of organisations supporting the Logan Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence, a campaign developed by the Logan: City of Choice initiative that aims to spread the message about respectful relationships and change attitudes towards domestic and family violence.

Council’s White Ribbon Ambassador, Councillor Steve Swenson, said the toolkit had been designed for the community, delivered by the community.

"This campaign has been developed in response to the high rates of violence in family and partner relationships in Queensland and across the city," Cr Swenson said.

"We want to lead the way in preventing and reducing violence in Queensland and Australia, and I'm very proud to stand behind this community project."

Fellow White Ribbon ambassador, Cr Russell Lutton, said Council had pledged $7,500 to help fund a campaign worker.

Mayor Luke Smith announced the funding during White Ribbon Day, and he and Cr Lutton encourage the community to also support the campaign.

“That campaign worker will meet with local businesses, community groups, service clubs, schools and other organisations to help them spread the word about preventing and reducing violence,” Cr Lutton said.

“This is not about just getting together once a year to put the spotlight on domestic and family violence.

“Every person in our community needs to commit to change by sharing the message as often as possible that violence against women is unacceptable and must end.”

To find out more about the Logan Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence campaign, including details on how to donate, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/cityofchoice