Queenslanders are being encouraged to put an end to domestic and family violence by participating in the Not Now, Not Ever Challenge.
From workplaces to schools, sporting clubs to neighbourhoods and communities, people can join the challenge by organising or supporting domestic and family violence prevention activities.
By involving a wide range of community groups, it is hoped the Not Now, Not Ever Challenge will help in changing the culture and attitudes that underpin violence in the community, and encourage those living with violence to speak up and seek support.
In Australia, one in six women and one in 19 men have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former partner (Personal Safety Survey, 2012).
Given its prevalence, it is likely most Queenslanders already know someone who has experienced domestic or family violence.
For ideas on ways to take action in your community and see what others are doing in the challenge, visit the Not Now, Not Ever website.
The Not Now, Not Ever Challenge is part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month which runs from 1-31 May.