Making tracks on awareness: Rail Squad support White Ribbon Day

This week QPS Rail Squad officers have been working in collaboration with Queensland Rail (QR) staff to raise awareness of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV), with multiple community engagement hubs at train stations around the greater Brisbane railway network.

QPS officers are raising awareness of domestic and family violence around greater Brisbane train stations

With one woman killed by her current or former partner each week, the engagement hubs form part of the QPS and QR commitment to the prevention of domestic and family violence, ensuring community members have access to DFV-related information and support systems.

Domestic and family violence may include behaviours that control or dominate, behaviours that cause the victim to fear for their safety or wellbeing, and behaviours that are threatening, coercive or intimidating.

White Ribbon Day is Friday, November 20

Rail Squad officers have this week provided engagement around Ipswich, Beenleigh and Petrie train stations.

Everyone has the right to feel safe, to be protected and to ask for help.

Today, Friday, November 20, is White Ribbon Day, and QPS will have hubs running from 4pm to 6pm at Central, Roma Street and South Brisbane train stations.

Only by working together can we reduce the impact of DFV on our community.

This White Ribbon Day stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.

If you’re not feeling safe, please reach out. If you are experiencing domestic and family violence, or if you suspect it is happening, please report it.

If there is an emergency or you are in danger, call the police on triple zero (000). If you need police help but it’s not an emergency, call Policelink on 131 444.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.

Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:

  • DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811
  • DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636
  • 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732

More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.

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