Response to the Draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 – February 2022

The Commonwealth Government released a draft plan intended to underpin work across organisations and governments to end the drivers of violence against women and children. Djirra’s response makes clear the draft plan fails to show a commitment to self-determination, and lacks clear targets and accountability for governments especially in areas they control like housing, social security and punitive child removal policies. We call for a separate, dedicated national action plan to end violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children that is developed in line with the principles of self-determination.