LGBTIQ people are just as likely as women in the general population to experience DFV, but are less likely to recognise abuse, report it to police or to seek support from mainstream services.
ACON would like to invite you to the premiere of the short film ‘Red Flags’, a narrative piece aimed at raising awareness of early warning signs of abuse, in particular some of those unique to LGBTIQ communities. This event will also include the launch of ‘Say It Out Loud’, ACON’s new domestic and family violence website. The website provides information, support and resources to address abuse in our relationships as well as information about what a healthy relationship looks like and tips on how to have one.
ACON has been involved in this work for more than a decade and since its genesis ACON’s DFV project has tested innovation in order to respond to the needs of LGBTIQ individuals and communities with an aim to address the contexts which support and sustain violence.
In 2016, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services provided funding to ACON, as a part of the NSW Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Framework for Reform, to design and deliver a domestic and family violence (DFV) project to contribute to the social, attitudinal and behavioural change necessary to prevent DFV in LGBTIQ communities.
Please come and celebrate the success of ACON’s DFV project, we hope that you can join us for some drinks, nibbles and a look into our new response for keeping people in our communities safe, our relationships healthy and our communities thriving.
35 Erskineville Rd
Erskineville, NSW 2043
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