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As a religious or community leader, you can use your position to raise awareness about domestic and family violence. Raising awareness is an important part of preventing it from happening.
You may want to do something similar to the examples provided here or use this information to plan your own promotional activity. You could also think about how you could raise awareness about domestic and family violence in your day-to-day leadership.
Talking about domestic and family violence can be difficult as it is a sensitive topic. But these messages can make a positive impact on the community.
It may encourage other leaders and members of the community to spread awareness. It also may encourage someone to speak about their own experience in relation to domestic and family violence.
You can also use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to spread awareness. Here are some sample messages that you can include in your post:
You may also want to promote helpful contacts.
Some dates that may be appropriate for delivering your message are:
Other days that are significant in your community such as festivals and feasts may also be good opportunities to raise awareness about domestic and family violence.
You can download a promotional poster in a PDF format by clicking the following link: Poster template (PDF, 916 KB)
This poster has been designed to promote the 1800 Respect helpline. You can add your organisation’s contact details within the poster. Alternatively, you can use this content in this poster to create your own.
You can also download these guidelines in a PDF format by clicking the following link: Raising awareness in your community (PDF, 303.8 KB)
21 Nov 2022
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