Slain family abuse victims to be honoured at ceremony

A VIGIL for slain domestic violence victims will be held in Brisbane on Thursday evening.

Co-organiser Jas Rawlinson said those attending would be asked to make a gold coin donation to help the Caboolture Domestic Violence Regional Service continue its work.

About 65 Australian women have been  murdered this year and most of those deaths were allegedly committed by male family members.

The ceremony will feature talks by Our Watch ambassador and abuse survivor Rachel Kayrooz and Mudgeeraba MP Ros Bates, who grew up in a violent home.
 

Red roses surround the plaque dedicated to Queenslanders lost to domestic violence.
Red roses surround the plaque dedicated to Queenslanders lost to domestic violence. Sherele Moody

The event will be held at the domestic violence memorial in Emma Miller Place, opposite the Brisbane court precinct in Roma Street, from 5.30pm.

"It's important to us that the victims of domestic violence - both female and male - are remembered and honoured," Ms Rawlinson said.

"We don't want their deaths to just be another number, soon forgotten in the business of life.

"We encourage people to come along and join with us in quiet solidarity.

"We also encourage family and friends of victims to bring a photograph if they would like."

More details are available here 

*For 24-hour support in Queensland phone DVConnect on 1800 811 811, MensLine on 1800 600 636 or the national hotline 1800RESPECT  on 1800 737 732.
 

-ARM NEWSDESK



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