Domestic and family violence defines the story of too many members of our community.
In Australia, one in four women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner and one in four women has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner. Of those women who have experienced violence more than half had children in their care.
We at the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane are committed to helping end domestic and family violence in all its forms:
- through our work in Centacare, we support victims of domestic and family violence, helping them to escape from harm and rebuild their lives
- by building the capacity of our parishes, schools, employees and volunteers to support victims of domestic and family violence to seek help
- by fostering safe and welcoming Archdiocesan workplaces and supporting employees experiencing domestic and family violence
- by raising community awareness and helping to change the attitudes that underpin domestic and family violence in our community.
Domestic and family violence is unacceptable in all its forms and should always be taken seriously. Together, we are committed to helping rewrite the stories of victims of domestic and family violence.
If you would like to help women and children rebuild their lives after escaping domestic and family violence you can support our campaign to help fit out a Centacare Respite Support Home for families who have fled violence. Find out more here.
If you are holding an event in your parish or office to raise funds download the writable event poster to promote it.