It is confronting but sexual assault and domestic violence doesn’t enjoy a “well deserved” break over Christmas, in fact the number of people who experience such violence increases. This message might seem removed from the joyful spirit of Christmas, and it is for this very reason, for the people that suffer, that this is such an important conversation to have. By supporting the Full Stop Foundation's Christmas Appeal, you can not only raise this important issue, you can help raise much needed funds.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (R&DVSA) are expecting calls and contact from more than 750 individuals affected by sexual assault and domestic violence over the Christmas and New Year period.
Given that sexual assault, domestic and family violence not only affects the individual but also their family and children, R&DVSA will have at least 25 trained counsellors available every day during this time. These counsellors are the first step back towards a normal life for the women, men and children who suffer rape, domestic & family violence.
The Full Stop Foundation is one of Candid's Featured Charities and we are incredibly passionate about supporting their work by raising both funds and awareness, in the effort to prevent the violence from happening. We encourage you, our #CandidCommunity to raise the conversations around prevention in an effort to drive meaningful change. Together we can work to build a better society as well as a better future for us all.
As a featured Charity, Candid is looking to not only provide the Full Stop Foundation with much needed funds, via contribution from the sale of each Candid piece, but to also contribute to their goal that all Australians to be part of the solution.
With your kind support the Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia will continue to provide compassionate professional support to those whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
Click here if you wish to donate to the Full Stop Foundation's Christmas Appeal in order to help them answer an extra 100 calls for counselling and support from those affected by domestic or sexual violence over the Christmas period.
Together we can help support those working to put a Full Stop to sexual assault and domestic violence - an incredibly worthy Christmas wish.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia 24/7 counselling and support can be accessed via:
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732FREE