Urgent action is need to address the epidemic of violence in Indigenous communities. Aboriginal women are between 37 and 80 times more likely to experience family violence than non-Indigenous women. For too long, the voices of the victims of domestic violence have been oppressed and silenced.
As part of its ongoing advocacy to address this issue, The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) Indigenous Research Program was pleased to present the voices of three outspoken and fearless Aboriginal women, Professor Marcia Langton AM, Councillor Jacinta Price, and lawyer and businesswoman Josephine Cashman who will talk about personal experiences with family violence, and the policy and community levers that could rapidly reduce the current high rates.
They presented addresses at the National Press Club in Canberra on November 17, 2016, calling for urgent change to address the ongoing problem of violence in Indigenous communities.