Family violence is not just physical abuse. It includes sexual, emotional, verbal, financial, social, spiritual abuse – fear and intimidation.
What can you do when you witness family violence?
Be a supportive bystander!
We don’t mean getting physically involved in a violent situation. It’s more about confronting a friend or colleague who continually makes sexist jokes; talking to your manager if women are being treated unfairly in the workplace; or challenging spectators or players who use sexist sledging on the sports field.
Many people worry that they will be ‘interfering’ if they get involved, but it is equally worrying if someone is being abused and you say nothing. Your support can make a difference.
Pakenham Carols by Candlelight 2016
Saturday December 10th
Toomuc Reserve (next to Cardinia Life)
Gates open at 6pm
Fireworks after 10pm
Neighbourhood Watch will be attending the carols as always and...