SESLHD: Domestic violence community vigil

Dear Member,

Every week, a woman is murdered by someone they know in Australia and SESLH HSU members are encouraged to come along to a vigil next month to remember and reflect on those victims of domestic and family violence.

Among those honoured and remembered at the event will be HSU member Gihan “Gigi” Kerollos, who worked in administration at Prince of Wales Hospital

The 47-year-old mother-of-three was killed by her husband in 2019.

Please come along to the vigil and remember Ms Kerollos and other women who have lost their lives due to domestic and family violence in Australia.

The event will include speeches, a minute of silence and the laying of roses in remembrance.

When: Wednesday, 1 May (12-1pm)

Where: High Cross Park, Avoca St, Randwick

No RSVP necessary. Light refreshment provided.

Where to find help if needed: 

  • National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service 24-hour helpline 1800 RESPECTon 1800 737 732
  • 24-hour Emergency Accommodation helpline on 1800 800 588
  • Safe At Home helpline on 1800 633 937
  • National Violence and Abuse Trauma Counselling and Recovery Service on 1800 FULLSTOP (1800 385 578). They also have a specific line for the LGBTIQA+ community called the Rainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline on 1800 497 212
  • If you found reading this distressing, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.