Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Vigil For Domestic Violence Victims

Members of the Mackay community, including the Mackay Police department and other government departments, has remembered victims of family and domestic violence at a candlelight vigil at the Blue Water Quay in Mackay last week.

Within Australia, one woman a week is killed by an intimate partner.

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, and the Mackay Women’s Centre held the candlelight ceremony to commemorate victims and bring awareness.

This year’s theme is ‘It’s in our control to end coercive control’ and urge the community to be aware of coercive control, which is a pattern of behaviours that create hesitancy and fear, using intimidation and humiliation.

Contact the Mackay Women’s Centre if you or anyone you know requires assistance, 07 4953 1788.

Mackay Police join members of the community to remember domestic violence victims. Photo supplied

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