May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of Domestic and Family Violence.

The University of Southern Queensland has committed to the White Ribbon Accreditation program to increase the awareness of domestic and family violence and its effects on employees in the workplace including addressing the wellbeing and safety.

At USQ we are raising awareness through the following events:

  • Tuesday 9 May, attend Domestic Violence Awareness Training (register via HR Self Service)
  • The One Million Stars to End Violence project encourages individuals, groups and communities to join in the conversation of ending violence across the world and to weave one million stars by July 2017.  USQ’s own weaving community ‘USQ Stars’ has committed to making 10,000 stars  for the project. Attend Star weaving on:
    • 11 May 12.00pm-1.00pm Makerspace (R Block), USQ Toowoomba
    • 17 May 11.45am-1.15pm Officeworks Brisbane, 102 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000
    • 25 May 12.00pm-1.00pm Makerspace (R Block), USQ Toowoomba
  • Wednesday 17 May 12.30pm -1.30pm, ‘Your Money for You’ workshop with Suzanne Maloney (register via HR Self Service)
  • Monday 22 May, take some time to observe the ‘Silhouette’ Display in the Quad, Toowoomba Campus
  • Tuesday 23 May 7pm – 10pm, Toowoomba Together Inc. in partnership with Relationships Australia (Qld), Toowoomba Regional Council, Empire Theatre and others are running a ‘Hypothetical’. This lively debate will enlighten the audience and particularly the city’s business community about how domestic violence in all its forms has infiltrated our society and what we can do about it. Entry is free. It is being held at the Armitage Centre – Empire Theatre – Neil St. To  RSVP contact Toowoomba Together.




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