SAYNO2FAMILYVIOLENCE – A Maryborough Rotary Initiative

This program is an initiative of Maryborough Rotary that commenced in 2014. The aim of the program is to raise awareness of the problems associated with Family violence in our community. Maryborough Rotary’s intervention in 2013, was prompted by increasing reports of family violence in the region, Maryborough Rotary was moved into action, based on the premise that remedying the issue was the responsibility of everyone in the community who could help. Among its first tasks was to link and consult with government and non-government agencies, to become informed about the issues and determine what Maryborough Rotary could do. It found a significant barrier to successfully tackling family violence was reluctance, and often fear within the community to openly discuss the issue.