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Webinar: Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to family violence

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as with every community in Australia, are working to address domestic and family violence. Many have advocated for community-led approaches to family violence that are culturally safe, involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice models and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law and Culture.

This webinar will explore the ANROWS research, ‘Understanding the role of Law and Culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence’. The panel of researchers will discuss:

  • family violence as shaped by the impacts of colonisation
  • how responses to family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities should move away from the mainstream legal system and be grounded in Law and Culture
  • addressing family violence through healing intergenerational trauma on country
  • community-driven approaches that involve elders, and men and women working together • recommendations for policy and service change.

There will also be a live Q&A.

This webinar is designed for:

  • practitioners, policymakers and researchers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in particular domestic and family violence services
  • practitioners and policymakers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
  • practitioners and policymakers working in related areas and services such as courts and police, housing, health, land management, and community support.

Date: Thursday 20 August

Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Register here