Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women: Final report

Harry Blagg, Emma Williams, Eileen Cummings, Vickie Hovane, Michael Torres, Karen Nangala Woodley

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report - ERA-eligiblepeer-review

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    Abstract

    While Indigenous women are the most vulnerable group in Australia in terms of the risks of becoming a victim of violence, little is known about how Indigenous women themselves are working to prevent and respond to family violence.

    There is considerable literature about Indigenous women as victims, but little by them. The Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women project aimed to rectify this by looking at the theme of innovation from an Indigenous perspective.

    Foregrounding the perspective of Aboriginal people who work within the family violence space or have had experience of family violence, this report is based on qualitative research in three sites in Australia: Fitzroy Crossing (Western Australia), Darwin (Northern Territory), and Cherbourg (Queensland). It supports the creation of a network of place-based Indigenous family violence strategies owned and managed by Indigenous people and linked to initiatives around alcohol reduction, inter-generational trauma, social and emotional wellbeing, and alternatives to custody. These initiatives may be constructed differently depending on context, but would ensure that responses to family violence reflect the needs of local women.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
    PublisherANROWS
    Commissioning bodyANROWS (Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety)
    Number of pages86
    ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-925372-68-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-925372-70-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameHorizon Issues
    PublisherANROWS
    No.01/2018

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