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How you can plant the Seeds of Hope

A special Sunshine Coast event will play a role in an international campaign that aims to improve the lives of women.

Volunteers wearing orange shirts planting native plants as a lasting legacy to acknowledge victims of domestic and family violence on the Sunshine Coast.

A special Sunshine Coast event will play a role in an international campaign that aims to improve the lives of women.

The global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign starts on Saturday, November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The campaign runs through to Sunday, December 10, which is Human Rights Day.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said these 16 days were an opportunity for people to learn more about coercive control so they could provide appropriate support if needed.

“The campaign reminds us that love does not equal control,” Cr Law said.

“Locally, members of our community can take action and make a difference now and into the future by attending Council’s Seeds of Hope Event as an act of solidarity and to support victims of domestic and family violence.

“It highlights the importance of looking after our people and places.

“The 500 native ground covers planted on our dunes as part of this event will act as a lasting legacy to acknowledge victims of domestic and family violence on the Sunshine Coast, as well as rehabilitating and building resilience in our coastal dunes.”

Queensland Police Service Sunshine Coast District Superintendent Craig Hawkins said the Sunshine Coast Council’s Seeds of Hope campaign is an opportunity for everyone across the Sunshine Coast to send a strong message that we stand together in our commitment to respectful relationships and there is no form of domestic violence that is part of being an Australian.

Visit Council’s website for more activities planned during 16 Days of Activism against Gender- Based Violence.

Seed of Hope event:

Time: 7.30 – 8.30am
Date: Wednesday, December 6
Where: Beach Access 156, dune adjacent Buhk Family Park (North of Alex Skate Park) Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headlands
Free event. Please register online.
Morning tea will be provided by Alex Surf Club after planting.

Experience in planting is not necessary. We will have helpful staff to show you how. Drop in, stay for the whole time, plant one or plant many. It’s up to you. Gloves, tools, materials and plants for the activity are provided.

We encourage people to wear something orange to #OrangetheWorld. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange helps raise public awareness of domestic and family violence in our community and represents a future free from violence against women and girls.

 

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