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VICTORIA TO LIGHT UP IN PURPLE AS LOVED ONES GATHER TO REMEMBER THE LIVES TAKEN BY DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENC

Robert Masters & Associates 2 mins read

This National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day, landmarks around Victoria will be illuminated in purple as Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre invites members of the community to a special memorial event to light a candle and honour the memory of those lost because of domestic or family violence.

When Wed 1st May 2024, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm AEST Where Family Violence Memorial Garden,
St Andrews Pl & Lansdowne St, East Melbourne 3002 (Get directions) Who Dr Chelsea Tobin, CEO of Safe Steps ,Victoria’s only 24/7 family violence response centre.
Ministerial attendance, sector CEOs,

Victim survivors of family violence will share their stories. What More than 100 community members, including family and friends who have lost loved ones to domestic and family violence will gather to light a candle, participate in a memorial installation and share memories of lives lost to this national tragedy. 60 buildings in Melbourne, Geelong and regional Victoria will light up to honour the event. These include Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, The Royal Exhibition Building, Bolte Bridge, Melbourne Town Hall and The Rialto. Why A third (28.5%) of all Victorian homicide incidents in 2022-2023 were
attributed to family and domestic violence (Crime stats agency).

The Safe Steps Candlelight Vigil is a call to action to speak up, lift the veil of silence that surrounds domestic and family violence, and reach out if you or someone you know needs support. RSVP Tuesday 30 April by 12pm
Contact Rachel Misitano, 0418 457 390 or rachel.m@safesteps.org.au Notes Dr Chelsea Tobin, CEO of Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is available for interview.
Media released will be issued on May 1
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing family violence call Safe Steps 24/7 on 1800 015 188
GPO Box 4396, Melbourne VIC 3001 | ABN 86 138 521 643 | 03 9928 9600 | admin@safesteps.org.au | safesteps.org.au

Safe Steps
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is the only statewide 24/7 crisis response service delivering support and pathways to safety for all people experiencing domestic and family violence in Victoria.
Any person who is worried about their safety – or the safety of someone else – can contact Safe Steps, at any time, by calling 1800 015 188 (24/7) , emailing safesteps@safesteps.org.au (24/7) or through webchat at safesteps.org.au/chat (M-F, 9am-midnight).

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