Djirra welcomes the commitment to a dedicated plan to end violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women but cautions that such a plan must be self-determined, community-led and stand alone from the mainstream National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032.
Quotes by Antoinette Braybrook CEO Djirra
“This could be the game-changer that we need. The previous national plan failed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, with our women 32 times more likely to be hospitalised and 10 times more likely to die from family violence than other women. We can no longer just be tacked on under mainstream strategies.”
“For this new Plan to be successful, a dedicated taskforce of First Nations women and specialist frontline service providers must be established to lead the design and delivery. This taskforce must be selected through a transparent process, not handpicked by government. This will ensure the Plan is truly self-determined.”
“To see change, we need long-term investment and Aboriginal led, self-determined solutions. We must be visible and heard. We have the solutions.”
Antoinette Braybrook has limited availability for interviews