Social worker Tracey Poynter and Centrelink team leader Phil Tarrant highlight the anti-violence campaign.
Social worker Tracey Poynter and Centrelink team leader Phil Tarrant highlight the anti-violence campaign.

Domestic violence scourge highlighted


LIFE stood still at Grafton's Centrelink office this week to help make the Clarence Valley community a safer place for women and children.

A display using life-size wooden figures was set up in the building as the Valley's contribution to an international campaign aimed at curbing domestic violence.

The wooden figures in the Silent Witness display represent women whose lives ended violently, and to ensure victims of domestic violence are not forgotten.

Grafton Domestic Violence Committee member, Nav Navratil, said the 16-day campaign was an extremely important time for individuals, groups, organisations and businesses to get together and say no to all forms of violence against women and children.

"It is vital to raise community awareness of domestic violence and to reassure victims that help is available," Ms Na- vratil said.

The Silent Witness display now moves on to the Aboriginal Medical Service, the Community Programs Centre, Grafton City Council and Grafton Library. The campaign ends on Decem- ber 10.



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