Book Chapter

If we don't stop the violence, we have no chance of closing the gap - Ending the Violence in Indigenous Communities: National Press Club Address

M Langton

CIS Occassional Paper 152 | Cis Occasional Papers | Centre for Independent Studies | Published : 2016

Abstract

Urgent action is needed 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 outlined personal experiences with family violence, and the policy and community levers that ..

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