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Unite Against Domestic Violence At Zonta Breakfast

Story: Alyssa Mackay
Published On : Oct 22, 2021
Unite Against Domestic Violence at Zonta Breakfast
Step up and say no to violence against women and children at a breakfast with some special guest speakers.

Sue and Lloyd Clarke from Small Steps 4 Hannah will be speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Zonta Club of Redcliffe Inc this month.

Club president Marie Stewart said the event had been organised as part of the annual international campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

“It starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day,” Marie said. “It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.”

Small Steps 4 Hannah co-founder Lloyd Clarke said he and Sue would be at the breakfast to talk about how the foundation started and what it does.

“The Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation formed in memory of our daughter Hannah and her children, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, in February 2020 to start a movement for change, to HALT (Hannah, Aaliyah, Laianah, Trey) domestic violence and champion the introduction of coercive control legislation and education,” Lloyd said.

“Through advocacy, education, funding and support service networks we are creating a safer, well-informed community that promotes respect and the confidence to act.”

Lloyd said he and Sue would also be discussing the issue of coercive control.

“We want to get the message out about what healthy and positive relationships should look like,” he said.

“We’ll also be talking about our work with the Queensland Government’s domestic violence taskforce, where we are lobbying to have coercive control recognised as a criminal offence. Importantly, as part of the foundation’s ongoing education work, we will talk about some of the warning signs of coercive control, such as dictating what a person may wear, who they can see or where they are allowed to go. We’ll talk about how to recognise these early signs in your partner, in your friends or even in yourself.”

The breakfast is one of several projects the Zonta Club of Redcliffe Inc is organising as part of the campaign.

“It is important for individuals and businesses to support us by buying tickets to attend this breakfast to join with Zonta in Saying No to Violence against Women and Children,” Marie said.

Tickets to the breakfast are $50 and include a donation to Small Steps 4 Hannah. To book tickets search for Small Steps 4 Hannah on TryBooking. 

Zonta Club of Redcliffe Inc Breakfast with Small Steps 4 Hannah
Thursday, 25 November, 7am-9.15am (7am for a 7.30am start)
Pilpel Restaurant
Cnr Sutton and Creek Streets, Redcliffe