In Australia, one woman is killed nearly every week and one child killed each fortnight in the context of domestic or family violence.
On Wednesday 3 May, between 6pm-6.45pm, Meli, SAFV Centre and Safe Steps Victoria present the Geelong Candlelight Vigil. Key businesses in Geelong’s CBD to glow in purple lights, as a symbol of honouring those who have been killed by family violence in our community. Meli buildings will also be bathed in purple on the night.
We are also holding a virtual social media vigil, and we are inviting the Geelong community to participate. To take part, light a candle on Wednesday evening and take the opportunity to have a conversation with your loved ones about respectful relationships, because it’s never too early to talk about being kind to one another. Share a picture of your candle with the hashtag #LightACandle2023 and tag @safestepsfv @meli.community
If you need support:
Meli (business hours): 03 5278 8122
Barwon Orange Door (business hours): 1800 312 820
Safe Steps (24 Hours): 1800 015 188
In an emergency, call triple zero (000