Earlier this month, a candlelight ceremony was held at the Bundaberg Police Station to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Many local legal practitioners attended in the act of support, including solicitors from Maloy Law and Charltons Lawyers and representatives of the Queensland Police Service, the EDON Place Domestic and Family Violence Centre Inc, as well as other organisations that work closely with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
Lavonda Maloy from Maloy Law said the sombre vigil acts as an important symbol of remembrance of those who have died as a result of domestic and family violence.
“May of each year is identified as ‘Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month’ by the Queensland community to raise awareness and educate people that domestic and family violence within our society will not be tolerated,” said Lavonda Maloy of Maloy Law.
Edwina Rowan, Solicitor and President of the EDON Place Domestic and Family Violence Centre Inc, said this event is an important one for raising awareness amongst Bundaberg locals in preventing DFV.
“This is an important event in the Bundaberg Region. It allows our community to pause and reflect upon the victims who have died and the children who have been impacted as a result of domestic and family violence,” Ms Rowan said.