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Youth Council raising awareness around domestic violence

Ipswich City Council’s Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) has voted to fund a Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) candle making workshop which aims to equip our community to recognise domestic violence and know what to do if confronted with a domestic and family violence (DFV) situation.

Mayor Teresa Harding commended IYAC members for supporting safe communities.

“We all have a role to play in reducing domestic and family violence,” Mayor Harding said.

“Understanding the issues behind domestic and family violence and the services available to impacted residents is an important first step.

“Ipswich City Council stands alongside IYAC to empower the organisations that keep our communities inclusive, supportive and safe.”

The Ipswich Youth Advisory Council in conjunction with DVAC and Crazy Candles will be holding a free candle making workshop on 27 April at Springfield Lakes Community Centre.

DVAC will also be running Sip’n’Dip workshops until the 4 May.

It is hoped workshop attendees will bring their newly made candles with their friends, family and colleagues to the Domestic and Family Violence Remembrance Day Vigil which will be held on Wednesday 5 May at d’Arcy Doyle Place.

To register for the free candle making workshop on April 27 click here.

For more information about the Vigil click here.

For more information about DFV go to: http://www.1800respect.org.au/

Or call 1800  737 732  (1800 RESPECT) available 24 hours.

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