3rd Annual Disrupting & Reducing Family Violence Against First Nations Women & Children

Improving outcomes for First Nations women through integrated, family-focused & community-led approaches


Gadigal Land, The Sydney Boulevard Hotel & Online
8 - 9 May 2024

Research has shown us that First Nations women are 32 times more likely to be hospitalised and 11 times more likely to die from assault than non-Indigenous women.

Family violence is a significant contributor to increasing rates of First Nations women in incarceration and a leading cause of the removal of First Nations children into out-of-home care. An inclusive, accessible, and culturally-secure approach is required if statistics are to be reduced by 50% by 2031.

Through storytelling, reflection, and connection, this conference will elevate the voice and choice of First Nations women, share insight into working in culturally appropriate and holistic ways, and explore innovative approaches that bring lasting change and disrupt the cycle of violence in First Nations communities.

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Key speakers:

  • Dixie Link-Gordon, Aunty in Residence for "Breaking silent Codes" against Sexual Assault within First Nations Women communities across Australia & Pacific, Senior Community Access, Women’s Legal Service NSW, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UNSW
  • Shirleen Campbell, Co-Coordinator, Tangentyere Council
  • Kathleen Wincen, CEO, Aboriginal Family Legal Services Queensland
  • Richard Weston, Chief Executive Officer, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
  • Christine Robinson, CEO, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn how to create safer & more accessible legal systems & support for First Nations women
  • Develop a culturally safe and holistic service
  • Support voice & choice for First Nations women experiencing violence
  • Provide wrap support around families to create pathways for healing
  • Understand realistic and supportive safety planning for First Nations Women

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