More than 200 locals have advocated against domestic violence at a breakfast this morning at the Bundaberg RSL to coincide with White Ribbon Day.
The 78 women killed by domestic violence this year were also commemorated.
Central Queensland University’s Associate Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Bridges, highlighted the importance of identifying abuse.
Andrew Bridges: “It’s really important that we change the culture and we raise awareness of what abuse is, because of course physical abuse is dreadful, but there are all types of other forms of abuse as well. Things like economic abuse, the withholding of money from people, emotional abuse … so we all need to be aware of what abuse is and point it out when we recognize it.”