October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Sexual Violence Awareness Week was an initiative of the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc. (formerly Sexual Assault Support Service), which began in 1996.  By 1998 it had become Sexual Violence Awareness Month and had spread throughout Queensland, co-ordinated by Sexual Assault Services in various regions. 

The Overall Goal is to work towards the elimination of Sexual Violence in our community.

The Objectives are:

  •  To increase Community awareness of the context, nature and extent of sexual violence
  • To impart strategies aimed at maximising safety and minimising risks of sexual violence
  • To increase awareness of support services and printed resources available
  • Wide dissemination of posters and brochures
  • Increased intersectoral co-operation
  • To challenge attitudes, values and behaviour in relation to sexual violence
  • To provide a diversity of activities designed to encourage participation from a wide range of community members.

The Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign is conducted over the entire month of October each year.




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We are in the process of collating the meetings for the year and will advise you of the dates soon. Watch this space.

Upcoming meetings and events

Coolangatta 5 NHW meetings for 2014 will be held at the Tugun Bowls Club, commencing at 1:30pm on Monday, 10th February, 14th April, 16th June, 11th August and 13th October. At this time the Christmas Party is scheduled for 12 noon on Monday, 8th December.

The Gold Coast has a District NHW representative - Allan Howard. Allan has a team of fellow NHW committee members who are passionate about NHW and are available to assist with any current or new NHW groups. If you would like to contact Allan or for any further information in relation to NHW - please phone or email the Gold Coast District Crime Prevention Unit on either 5581 2822 or