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DFV Prevention Month

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month) to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence (DFV) and to send a clear message that it will not be tolerated in our families and homes.

Although most events and activities have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DFVP Month is still an opportunity to say Not now, not ever. Together to help put an end to DFV in our community.

We all have a role to play – individually and collectively – and this adds to the ever increasing voice of all Queenslanders calling for violence in the home to end.

Get involved

You can get involved in DFVP Month by:

  • organising a virtual event to raise awareness about DFV during the month
  • downloading the eSignature from our resources section on this page and using it on your email during the month
  • downloading the social media shareables and using them on your personal social media profiles to encourage others to put an end to DFV
  • downloading the poster and displaying it in your work area (for those of you still working in the office)
  • following the conversation on Facebook or on social media by using the #DFVPreventionMonth, #endDV or #notnownotevertogether hashtags
  • adding the #DFVPreventionMonth Facebook frame to your profile picture to mark the month; keep a lookout for this on the Facebook page.

Community grants

Each year we provide small, one-off community grants to assist community organisations to hold events, projects or activities during DFVP Month to raise awareness. Applications closed on Friday 13 December 2019.

Events calendar

Visit the DFVP Month events calendar to find a virtual event happening during May or to register your own virtual event.

Due to the evolving situation in Queensland regarding the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some projects, events and activities will be held later in the year instead of during the month. The health and safety of all Queenslanders is our top priority and preventing the spread of the virus is something the Queensland Government takes very seriously. For the latest information regarding COVID-19 please visit the Queensland Health website.

Resources

To help you promote DFVP Month, we have developed the following resources. You can also download a range of resources to use for the month, or throughout the year, to raise awareness about domestic and family violence.

Downloadable resources

DFV referral information toolkit

Social media shareables

Show your support by sharing these images on your social media account and be sure to include the hashtags #DVPreventionMonth, #endDV and #notnownotevertogether. 

eSignature

To insert the image into your email signature using Microsoft Outlook 2010:

  1. Save the eSignature image to your computer
  2. Open a new email window
  3. Select SIGNATURE
  4. Select SIGNATURES from the drop-down options
  5. Select signature to edit
  6. In the edit signature field select INSERT IMAGE
  7. Browse and select the eSignature image from your computer
  8. Click INSERT
  9. To add a hyperlink, click on the image and select INSERT HYPERLINK
  10. In the address field type qld.gov.au/notnownotevertogether
  11. Click OK, then OK again.