• + - Prevention and culture change

    Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is committed to preventing domestic and family violence and promoting culture change.

    BDVS supports community and neighbourhood initiatives that seek to increase awareness, prevention and response to domestic and family violence (DFV) and available support services.

    Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages are influential platforms we use to share information and run social media campaigns about domestic and family violence with the goal of developing community literacy and consciousness about DFV.

    The other ways we do this include raising awareness and education about domestic and family violence, it’s dynamics, drivers and causes through public engagement, events, sector development, forums, workshops and media engagement.

    Media play an important role in increasing community knowledge about DFV. The factsheet 'Change the Story' from Our Watch contains helpful, accurate information and statistics for media reporting on DFV.

    Please contact us if you would like more information.

  • + - Campaigns and Events

    Annual Vigils are held in May to Remember those who have died as a result of Domestic and Family Violence.

    Since 2005 Candle Lighting Vigils have taken place annually across Australia, with the first being in Queensland and organised by the 15 members of the Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network (QDVSN).

    In Australia at least one woman is killed every week by an intimate partner. Children are also victims in these homicides.

    On the first Wednesday of the month of May at 5.30pm, our annual candle lighting vigil to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic or family abuse. In Australia at least one woman is killed every week by an intimate partner. Often, children are also the victims of these homicides.

    Please contact us if you would like more information.

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    The annual Spread the Warmth campaign is one of our Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities in May.

    The campaign allows us to raise awareness of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) and its impacts, while providing those affected with brand new, Winter robes for Mother’s Day.

    A robe is not a solution to domestic violence but it is a way to connect women in crisis with their community and let them know that the community cares about them and does not tolerate violence or abuse. It is also a reminder that on Mother's Day, they deserve acknowledgement for their brave choices.

    We made this video to give you a glimpse into how your generosity will make a difference in the lives of isolated mothers.

    Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) are grateful for the ongoing support of our partners, Sci-Fleet Toyota and 96five who play an integral role in the success of Spread the Warmth each year.

    Together we can make a difference. BDVS is an activity of Micah Projects. Please visit Micah Projects website if you would like to donate to assist people leaving violent relationships.

    Please contact us if you would like more information.

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    We are active on social media to raise awareness of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) and to connect with women who are experiencing DFV.

    Our social media platforms are important communication tools, allowing Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) to share information, upcoming events, news and updates with the community.

    Our content is diverse and designed for audiences which include:

    • people who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic or family violence
    • the friends or family of people who are experiencing DFV
    • media
    • the broader community
    • the human services sector.

    Through our posting, BDVS aim to support the goal of a more integrated service system, challenge community attitudes about gender equality, women’s rights and toxic masculinity which is harmful to both women and men. Our intention is to support a more integrated service system within Brisbane and to encourage and enact a change in cultural attitudes towards domestic violence.

    201806 Bdvs Fb Banner We regularly engage in conversation with a wide variety of people on social media. These rich conversations enhance community awareness, challenge misconceptions about domestic violence and violence against women in Australia and show survivors that there is an active and thriving online community who do not tolerate domestic and family violence and are with them.

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    Please contact us if you would like more information.

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  • + - Media

    As part of our community impact, we recognise the importance and responsibility of the media as a mechanism for prevention and culture change.

    We regularly engage with the media and provide our expert knowledge and opinions on domestic and family violence. Our dedicated media page is updated with media mentions and pieces to which Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) and Micah Projects have contributed.

    View our media page.

  • + - Community Partnerships and Collaboration

    Through an interagency approach to domestic and family violence (DFV), Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) works with other services and agencies within the Brisbane region.

    We work together to support people with their risk, safety and other primary needs when they are experiencing DFV.

    We work in partnership with:

    For a list of services we partner or collaborate with, view the integrated service response (ISR) model and the Useful Links pages.

    Please contact us if you would like more information.

  • + - Support us

    No one should be homeless, experience domestic violence, discrimination or social isolation. Resources and opportunity create change.

    Micah Projects strives to achieve a community where equality and diversity are valued. We support people to move beyond poverty, homelessness, and isolation to realise their aspirations and dignity.

    Please contact us if you would like more information.

    Together we can make a difference. Please visit Micah Projects website to find out more about how you can help.