Domestic violence and family violence often takes place “behind closed doors”. In the past it was seen very much as a “private family matter” that society should not get involved with.
It can be difficult for those who are, or who have experienced violence to come forward because they may feel isolated, ashamed, confused or just too afraid to speak about their experiences.
Sometimes they blame themselves for the violence because they are been told by their partner on many occasions, that they “provoked” it.
CANDLELIGHTING REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY AT 5.30PM
WHARF ONE CAFE, 1 WHARF STREET, CAIRNS
An open invitation to the Cairns Community to come and light a candle with us to remember victims of domestic and family violence and the loved ones left behind.
This is a free event.
DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH BREAKFAST
FRIDAY 31ST MAY AT 7.00AM
BALLROOM, THE HILTON CAIRNS
Our guest speaker this year is Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, School of Justice, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Ms Dragiewicz is an internationally award winning criminologist whose research focuses on violence and gender. She won the 2018 Domestic Violence Prevention Leadership Award from the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast; the 2017 Robert Jerin Book of the Year award for Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women from the American Society of Criminology Dvision on Victimology; the 2012 Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology; the 2009 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime; and the QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award in 2016. Ms Dragiewicz is author of Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women (2017) with Walter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz; author of Equality with a vengeance: Men's rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash (2011), editor of Global human trafficking: Critical issues and contexts (2015), editor of The Routledge handbook of critical criminology (2012, 2nd ed. 2018), and editor of The Routledge major works collection: Critical criminology (2014) with Walter DeKeseredy.