Family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, predominantly women and their children, is a national crisis.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their organisations hold the solutions to ending the disproportionate rates of family violence. However this requires the support and involvement of a range of stakeholders around the country.
The 5th annual Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum has partnered with Djirra and brings together representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations, specialist family violence support and prevention services, community legal services, government, police and not-for-profit organisations.
During the course of this conference and 1-day workshop, we will explore critical issues in working to end family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including state and federal government initiatives; how frontline services are engaging in prevention, early intervention and response; learning from the stories and experiences of survivors of family violence; working more effectively with people who use violence towards accountability and behaviour change and the impacts of family violence on children and young people.
Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women, Minister for Youth
Manager Koori Programs and Initiatives
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Executive Officer
Those responsible for designing and delivering family violence policies, programmes and services from:
“The Forum provided the opportunity to hear very uplifting stories from very strong indigenous women.”
“I would highly recommend this conference to others, as it was a real eye-opener on the challenges t
“The forum provided the opportunity to hear very uplifting stories from very strong indigenous women.”
“This was a great opportunity to gain knowledge of contemporary practices in overcoming indigenous family violence.”
“The event provided many opportunities for positive networking and exchanging of information on the difficult subject matter.”
“This was a great opportunity to discuss and reflect on the challenges and successes in overcoming indigenous family violence; what we’re doing well and we can do differently.”
“This was a compelling, sincere and informative conference that shed light on this issue from an Indigenous perspective and granted real and meaningful insights to inform development of targeted strategies in the struggle against indigenous family violence.”