Open Doors, Act Now, Break the Cycle27 Sep 2016
Logan is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Queensland with approximately 12.8% of the residents speaking a language other than English, which is higher than the state average of 9.8%. In 2013–14, DVConnect’s Womensline responded to 53,313 phone calls in Queensland, of which 7.3% were from non-English speaking background women.
The new project, Open Doors. Act Now, Break the Cycle, was developed by Logan District Police and seeks to educate the CALD community in areas of domestic and family violence through the use of an educational video that has been translated into eight predominant languages in the Logan community: English, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Kirundi, Mandarin, Tamil and Vietnamese.
The video includes information on domestic violence, police involvement, court processes and support services and will be disseminated to the CALD community through local stakeholders including Access Community Services, MultiLink Services Incorporated and the Logan City Council.
If you or someone you know needs is suffering from domestic violence and needs help, a list of domestic violence services in Queensland is available at qlddomesticviolencelink.org.au
Watch the English version of the video below. To view the translated versions, visit the Access Community Services website here.