Queensland Women’s Week 2022

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Queensland Women’s Week

Sharing stories of hope  |  5–13 March 2022

Monday 7 March

Sharing stories of hope this Queensland Women’s Week 💜💚

“I was in a DV relationship for 13 years and l had never told anyone, as l was made to feel, l was crazy and I was scared my children would be taken off me.

It wasn’t till l was referred to DVAC and provided with a case manager that l actually sat down with her one on one, it was the first time l was asked personally if l was okay.

My case manger sat and listened and validated everything l had to say and wasn’t judgmental about what had happened with everything to me.

Through working with DVAC I learned about myself and about domestic violence, the impact of how it affected me and my family.

I developed a better understanding of how to be aware of DV in relationships especially red flags.

From what l have learnt from DVAC, I now have the strength to challenge other people’s opinions and advocate for myself, especially for the safety of myself and my children.”

#QWW #StrongWomen #WomenSupportingWomen #GenderEquality #KeepMakingNoise


 

Tuesday 8 March

Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is Changing Climates

The theme for International Women’s Day is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66): “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.

You can read more about this year’s theme here.

#ChangingClimates #GenderEqualityNow #IWD #IWD2022 #GenderEquality


 

Thursday 10 March

Sharing stories of hope this Queensland Women’s Week 💜💚

“It was only a short-lived relationship - 10 months at most - but a lot can happen in a short span of time.

It was not something anyone could have prepared me for at all. You never expect to be broken down mentally and physically, and especially not by someone else.

Thankfully, when the behaviour and actions hit a new extreme I was referred to DVAC. I truly don’t believe I would be where I am today, had it not been for DVAC and the support that they provided me with.

They helped me attain legal protection within a week and I had someone whom I could reach out to about anything and everything when I was afraid.

Having the opportunity to lean on someone else that I knew wouldn’t make me feel ashamed truly helped me grow…

Now I have the strength to assist people in similar situations and have completely transformed my life.”

#DomesticAbuse #endDFV #QWW #Ipswich #Toowoomba


 

Friday 11 March

Can you spare $200 to help women and children?

At DVAC we run women and children’s groups for survivors of domestic and family violence.

These groups help to deal with the trauma of domestic and family violence and support connections with other women and children with similar lived experiences.

Support our work here.

#Ipswich #Toowoomba #IpswichQLD #ToowoombaRegion #ToowoombaBusiness


 

Sunday 13 March

Sharing stories of hope this Queensland Women’s Week 💜💚

“I was in a dv relationship for 18 years. I have four children and I never ever thought I could get away from my ex.

But when I was introduced to DVAC my life changed. I got all the support I needed. Me and my children have a new place, a new life and I have been so much happier and a weight that’s been holding me down for the past 18 years has finally been lifted… Putting a DVO order on my ex was the best thing I’ve ever done.

My four children and myself are finally free. Thank you DVAC.”

#DomesticAbuse #endDFV #QWW #Ipswich #Toowoomba


 

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Our website has a quick exit button near the bottom right-hand corner of the page. This button will close the DVAC website and open ABC News and the Google homepage. The button may be helpful if you are worried that you are being monitored and you are concerned that someone is about to see you looking at the DVAC site.

You may also want to delete your browser history. This means that the history of the websites you have visited will not be able to be seen. For information on deleting your internet history click here.

If someone is monitoring your online activity using spyware or monitoring devices, they may still be able to see that you have visited this website.

To discuss your online safety, speak with your DVAC support worker or call DVConnect 1800 811 811 (24-hour telephone advice line) or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) (24-hour telephone counselling line).

For more information on your digital safety see:

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