Darkness to Daylight 2024: Join us to end domestic and family violence
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Embark on a meaningful journey this May with Darkness to Daylight, Queensland’s premier event for domestic and family violence awareness and prevention. Returning to Parliament House in 2024, stand united with our community against abuse, whether walking, jogging, or running, solo or with a team.Every step counts - walk or run for a great cause this May.Register Now >Donate > See you at the start line!  ..read more
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Darkness to Daylight 2024: Embark on a Worthy Challenge this May
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Embark on a meaningful journey this May with Darkness to Daylight, Queensland’s premier event for domestic and family violence awareness and prevention. Returning to Parliament House in 2024, stand united with our community against abuse, whether walking, jogging, or running, solo or with a team.Ready to move for a great cause?REGISTER NOWSee you at the start line!  ..read more
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Holidays + Hot Weather: The Perfect Storm for DFV
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Domestic and family violence spikes during the holiday period, and new research reveals why this may be an even bigger issue in Australia.The new data highlights a relationship between hot temperatures and violence: as temperatures rise, so do incidences of aggression. However, the effect of heat was far greater on domestic violence than any other type of violent crime.On The Briefing podcast this week, researcher Heather R. Stevens of Macquarie University hypothesised that perpetrators were mor ..read more
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16 Days of Activism: Uniting Against Gender-Based Violence
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4M ago
One initiative that has been making waves in the fight against gender-based violence is the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence" campaign. Initiated by UN Women, this annual global campaign aims to shed light on the dark corners of gender-based violence, advocating for its prevention and eradication ..read more
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Why We Run - Documentary Premiere
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4M ago
Why We Run is the story of 16 teenagers learning about domestic and family violence, but its impact is so much bigger than that. Over 12 weeks, students from St Teresa’s Catholic College Noosaville ran for someone who has survived domestic and family violence. All the while they were learning about healthy relationships and the impacts of violence. Domestic and family violence can be a tough topic to approach, but Why We Run – directed by Dr Cameron Cliff – shows that there is hope and a ..read more
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Hoodie Giveaway Winners Announcement
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4M ago
Huge thanks to everyone who was able to donate money over the past few weeks and share their contribution on social media. We understand budgets are stretched at the moment so we really appreciate those who found some extra cash to support our work. We’re delighted to announce five winners have been chosen at random. Congratulations Coralee, Lily, Luathati, Kerrie and Amy! Your gorgeous, limited-edition Challenge DV hoodies are currently being printed and will soon be in your hands.& ..read more
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Extraordinary evening at the inaugural Finding Freedom: Art Auction and Exhibition for World Refugee Week 2023
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4M ago
Works by talented artists from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Ukraine, Venezuela, and more were energetically sold in live auctions facilitated by Christian Hamilton of Harcourts Real Estate, as well as some tough battles in the silent auctions! 100% of sales went directly to the talented artists. All other proceeds from the event, including raffles and donation contributions, went to Helping Hands, a grassroots charity supporting refugee and migrant communities in Logan. Guests ..read more
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Darkness to Daylight 2023 wrap
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Over $226,000 Donated for Darkness to Daylight 2023The sun has set on the 10th Darkness to Daylight, after 2431 people took part and more than $226,000 was raised.Challenge DV brought 2023’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to a close with its annual community event for all fitness levels and abilities.The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens was abuzz with contenders joining the 110km overnight run on May 30th, and then the 10km run and 3km walk in the early hours of May 31st.Accompanyi ..read more
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Remembering Doreen: daughter’s mission to combat domestic and family violence
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4M ago
Shayne Probert has a very personal reason to join the fight against domestic and family violence.In 2021, Shayne’s mother Doreen Langham was murdered by a former partner who set her house on fire. Since then, Shayne has shared Doreen’s story to encourage more conversations about domestic and family violence.And on May 31, Shayne will join Darkness to Daylight to honour her mum.“I am here to be the voice that she would have been for me or anyone that she knew if they were in a DV situation ..read more
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EVENT: Darkness to Daylight | 1 to 31 May 2023
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When Darkness to Daylight started, on average 110 people were dying from domestic and family violence every year in Australia. Darkness to Daylight is a 110km run where each kilometre represents one of those lives lost. It is a long distance, challenging both mentally and physically. Participants come together to run and walk in teams to support each other. You can run, walk, 3km or all of it, all that matters is that you do it with a purpose, and join us in standing up to domestic and family vi ..read more
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