Women's Safety and Violence Prevention community events calendar

The events promoted in the Women's Safety and Violence Prevention community events calendar send a clear message that gendered violence will not be tolerated, and that our community will strive for promotion and protection of women’s rights, interests and wellbeing all year round.

Community groups are encouraged to register an event to be considered for inclusion in the calendar.

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Tuesday 28 May 2024

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation

The creation of the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day in 2020 was the first time in history that an awareness day was formed to highlight domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse (DFV) occurring in LGBTQ+ communities. Held annually on May 28, LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day is the only day like it in the world. What started in Australia, is now a global event with hundreds of government departments and organisations from 17 countries recognising the day, including England, France, Wales, the USA, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands. The right to live a life free from violence and abuse is a person’s most basic human right, but for many LGBTQ people, this is not a reality. Over 60% of LGBTQ+ people will experience DFV in their lifetime, yet victims remain largely invisible with incredibly low levels of reporting. With your support, we can ensure there are no invisible victims in the future and that everyone, no matter what their sexuality or gender identity, can feel #SeenAndBelieved and gain hope and courage.

Tuesday 28 May 2024
Tuesday 28 May 2024
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Further information

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation

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