Ochre Ribbon Week occurs annually between 12th – 19th February.
The Ochre Ribbon Campaign is an initiative supported by the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum and its member organisations across Australia, including Djirra.
The Ochre Ribbon Campaign raises awareness of the devastating impacts of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and calls for action to end the violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – especially our women and children.
How to get involved?
- Wear an Orange Ribbon.
- Start conversations on how violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women devastates communities and destroys families. In comparison with other women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 32 times more likely to be hospitalised from family violence and 10 times more likely to be killed as a result of violent assault. use the information from the National Forum to help you.
- Follow the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum on Facebook and Twitter
- Share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #OchreRibbon2019, and #DontSilenceTheViolence, and tag the National FVPLS Forum twitter page @NationalFVPLS
- Use the Ochre Ribbon Facebook frame, image and banner:
To demonstrate your support to end the violence, you can buy a pair of ‘Stop violence against women earrings’ from Haus of Dizzy. During Ochre Ribbon Week, Haus of Dizzy will donate the profits from these earrings to Djirra.
You can also donate to Djirra and support its work to provide holistic, culturally safe and practical support to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.