Wednesday 15 January 2020
Logan businesses and community groups are starting 2020 by sponsoring street banners urging the local community to end domestic and family violence.
The banners feature messages like “Logan kids deserve to be safe” and “Living free from violence is everyone’s right” and are going up in Station Road, Woodridge and the streets of Beenleigh and Jimboomba as part of a new campaign by grass-roots alliance Not Now, Not Ever in Logan.
Taking a stand by becoming banner sponsors are ACS Legal Solutions, Bendigo Bank, Cameron Dick MP, Centre for Women & Co, Champion Health, DeBortoli Wines, Extraction Artisan Coffee, Giants Football Club, Griffith University, Jim Chalmers MP, Lashed by Peggy, Lendlease, Life 2 Project, Linus Power MP, Logan Central Plaza, Logan City Council, Logan Together, Oldmac Toyota, PCYC Beenleigh, Rotary Club of Beenleigh, Rotary Club of Logan, Rotary Club of Loganholme, R4Respect, Shannon Fentiman MP, Soroptimist International Beenleigh, Substation33, UnitingCare Community and YFS.
All Logan retailers and community centres are urged to put up posters, circulate postcards and share social media posts that encourage everyone in Logan to take action.
Community services organisation YFS is coordinating the campaign on behalf of the Not Now, Not Ever in Logan reference group.
“Silence and a lack of knowledge about domestic and family violence allows violence to persist,” YFS Chief Executive Cath Bartolo said.
“Our new campaign aims to put the spotlight on domestic violence and is backed by an overhauled www.notinlogan.com.au website, which now explains what violence is and how we can help people in need.
“Importantly, it directs people who are experiencing domestic and family violence to critical advice about staying safe and finding help.
“It also links to websites that can help them work out how safe their relationships are and support them to identify the warning signs of dating violence.”
Ms Bartolo added that 30 local organisations jumped at the chance to take part in the campaign because they knew domestic violence is not only tragic, it’s illegal.
“The people involved in this campaign are determined to see a society where violence against women and girls is not tolerated, where people speak out and where no one has to suffer this form of abuse,” she said.
“At the dawn of this new decade, it’s time for everyone in Logan to do everything in our power to end domestic and family violence.”
The posters and postcards are available from the www.notinlogan.com.au website.
About Not Now, Not Ever in Logan
The Not Now, Not Ever in Logan Reference Group is a group of volunteer leaders who cultivate community action to end domestic and family violence. Created three years ago, Not Now, Not Ever in Logan brings together local businesses, service clubs, schools, community services organisations, police, and local and state government agencies. The group’s outcomes have included Logan’s first Quick Help guide for victims, a cinema advertisement featuring Logan identities including Corey Parker, social media campaigns, a website and community events.
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