In the lead up to the Victorian election, Djirra calls on the new Victorian government to commit to and support Aboriginal women’s self-determination and invest in specialist Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations that keep our women and children safe.
Our calls include:
- Support Djirra’s proposal for Victoria’s first Aboriginal Women’s Centre to be based in Melbourne and accessible to women in every corner of the state.
- Invest in the expansion of our programs and services in regional areas across Victoria.
- Support and invest in Djirra developing its dedicated services for Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people.
- Guarantee culturally safe, affordable housing for Aboriginal women escaping family violence and exiting prison.
- Prioritise services to support Aboriginal mums escaping family violence to be safe with their kids.
- End punitive approaches to, and stop investing in, child removal and the criminalisation of Aboriginal women.
Djirra’s CEO has met with several ministers and members of parliament in the past few months to discuss Djirra’s key election calls.
Read our 16 high priority and long-standing calls which are informed by Djirra’s on the ground experience and will improve the dire situation for Aboriginal women in Victoria.
We ask the Victorian Parliament to see the value of Djirra’s calls and look forward to continuing these conversations with ministers, members of parliament and our many supporters over the coming weeks and after 26 November.
Aboriginal women’s lives matter. We vote too.