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16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence

Yamba River Markets saw the launch of the Clarence Valley Domestic & Family Violence Committee’s 16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence. Sporting the Orange ribbon, Nicole Secomb and Sharon Painter of Momentum Collective commenced the Orange Nail Polish Challenge which saw numerous community members getting fingernails painted orange to spread the word of ZERO Tolerance of Domestic Violence in the Clarence Valley – the Challenge will continue throughout the 16 Days. Information about Domestic Violence Services and lots of freebies were given away including tasty orange cupcakes made by Johno from Yamba Shores Tavern and a sausage sizzle provided by Yaegl Men’s Group.

Domestic Violence is a primary killer of women in Australia. 2018 saw 69 women and 21 children die from Domestic Violence which is a statistic that is not reducing in Australia. Clarence Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service and Momentum Collective provide Domestic Violence Services in the Clarence Valley which include safe accommodation, safety response, 24/7 crisis response and ongoing Domestic Violence supports.

16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence runs from November 25 through to December 10 – during this time, Clarence Valley coffee shops will be serving up coffee in cups with Domestic Violence contact numbers printed on them and the committee will be holding another event in Grafton on Friday December 6 at Market Square Grafton, 4.00pm – 6.00pm which will include orange shirt designing, a free BBQ plus information and freebies.

If you are experiencing or escaping Domestic Violence, you can contact:

Clarence DFV Service – 66424955

Momentum Collective – 1300 355 305

Domestic Violence Line NSW – 1800 656 463

Women’s Legal Services NSW – 1800 810 784

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