Honouring Women And Families Impacted By Domestic And Family Violence
The forecourt of the Logan Entertainment Centre was bathed in an ethereal glow as the community gathered to honour women and families impacted by domestic and family violence.
The annual candlelight vigil, hosted by the Centre for Women and Co., remember those lost, raises awareness, and sends a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated.
CEO Stacey Ross delivered a moving opening address followed by Logan City Council’s City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski.
“Domestic and family violence is an increasing community safety concern which has a profound and long-term effect on women’s health and wellbeing” Cr Koranski said.
“It impacts families, communities and society – tearing at the fabric of our community”.
“Council is extremely proud to collaborate with the Centre for Women and Co. and YFS. to deliver initiatives which promote community safety and raise awareness of domestic and family violence” she said.
Other speakers included QPS’ Paul Fletcher and YFS’ CEO Cath Bartolo. Guests observed a minute’s silence ahead of laying roses and lighting candles.
The candlelight vigil attracted residents and community leader from across the city marking the end of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence prevention month.