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LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day
January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
The creation of LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day in 2020 was a historic moment. It 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.
The day aims to help end violence and abuse within LGBTQ+ communities, by increasing visibility through the annual awareness day campaign.
While the campaign started in Australia, 2021 saw the awareness day expand globally with government departments and organisations from eleven countries recognising the day including England, Wales, the USA, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands.
The theme for the 2022 event is #SeenAndBelieved.
Workplaces, educational institutions and the community, are encouraged to start a conversation about what they can do to ensure all people, including our LGBTQ+ communities, are supported if they experience domestic or family violence. People are also encouraged to learn more about the unique methods of power and control that may be experienced in LGBTQ+ relationships and how to reduce any barriers to reporting.
With your support, and the support of our community we can ensure that there are no invisible victims in the future and that everyone, no matter what their sexuality or gender identity is, can feel #SeenAndBelieved and be given hope.
The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation is excited to invite you to play a simple but significant part in LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day to be held on Saturday, 28 May 2022.
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. 1 in 2 LGBTQ people will experience domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse (DV) in their lifetime, yet victims remain largely invisible with incredibly low levels of reporting.
The theme for the 2022 Awareness Day to be #SeenAndBelieved which aims to:
Shine a light on the prevalence of DV in LGBTQ communities and make the invisible victims, visible.
Let LGBTQ victims and survivors know that they are #SeenAndBelieved and that there are people out there who will support them.
Advocate for and support the empowerment of LGBTQ victims and survivors of DV.
Recognise LGBTQ survivors and give hope and courage to those currently experiencing DV.
Join us to help raise awareness of this insidious issue across the globe.