Virtual Candle Lighting Vigil being held to mark those who have lost their lives as a result of Domestic and Family Violence
YOU’RE INVITED TO the 2020 Virtual Candle Lighting Vigil via our Facebook livestream to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence over the past 12 months.
Wednesday 6 May 2020, 6pm (AEST)
Livestream via Facebook at: https://bit.ly/2zfydHd
We’re adhering to COVID-19 Government guidelines and restrictions and holding our vigil virtually this year. We hope you can join us.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
– Light a candle
– Take a picture of your candle
– Post it to all your social pages with #EndDV #LightACandle2020
– Join us for a minutes silence to remember.
Help us spread the message that we want an end to domestic and family violence!
In Australia, at least one woman is killed every week by an intimate partner and children are also victims in these homicides. Every year we hold our Candle Lighting Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence over the past 12 months.
Each Australian state holds it’s own vigil at the same time, on the same date every year. This has been happening since 2005 when Queensland held the first Candle Lighting Vigil, co-ordinated by the 15 organisations of the Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network (QDVSN), who are jointly organising and hosting this years vigil. The 2020 vigil will be a little different as it will be virtual. We are hosting it through Facebook live. We hope you can join us.
BRISBANE BRIDGES WILL LIGHT UP PURPLE
Thanks to the Brisbane City Council both the Story Bridge and the Victoria Bridge will be lit purple to remember those who have died as a result of domestic and family violence. If you see one of these bridges lit purple, please take a photo, upload it to your socials and hashtag #EndDV #CandleLightingVigil2020
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
(In alphabetical order)
Australia’s CEO Challenge
Brisbane Domestic Violence Service
Immigrant Women’s Support Service
Queensland Police Service
Red Rose Foundation Australia
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, help is available. DVConnect is Queensland’s only telephone service offering specialist counsellors who can help develop a safety plan. This includes emergency transport and accommodation if needed. Visit www.DVConnect.org or call:
Womensline 1800 811 811, anytime, 24 hours, 7 days.
Mensline 1800 600 636, from 9am until midnight, 7 days.
Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120, from 7.30am until 11.30pm, 7 days.