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Family Violence

Family violence is unacceptable in our community. Everyone is entitled to live equally, safe and free from all forms of violence.

It is a pattern of abusive behaviour through which a person seeks to control and dominate another person.

Domestic violence does not take the form of a single incident. It is ongoing behaviour that gradually undermines the victim’s confidence and ability to leave the violent person. The severity and frequency of violence often escalate over time.

This violence takes many forms, none of which is mutually exclusive. While physical violence may be the most visible form, others such as sexual, emotional, social, spiritual and economic abuse can be equally harmful.

If you have been threatened or you and your family are in danger now – call 000 Emergency or Police.

#SAYNO2FAMILYVIOLENCE – A Maryborough Rotary Initiative