This week is Ochre Ribbon week, an Aboriginal-led advocacy campaign running each year from 12 until 19 February.
Ochre Ribbon week raises awareness about the devastating impacts of family violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Aboriginal women experience disproportionate levels of violence – both structural and interpersonal – and face significant barriers to accessing support.
We stand with and acknowledge the critical work of Aboriginal community controlled organisations in the specialist family violence sector and beyond, and we call for action to end the violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially women and children.
To support the messages and advocacy emerging from Ochre Ribbon week, we wanted to highlight Djirra’s social media campaign, which includes information and education on Ochre Ribbon week, the impacts of colonisation on women, and how you can support someone experiencing family violence:
We encourage you to show your support by following and listening to Djirra and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations on social media, including:
- National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum
- Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre
- Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit
- Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
- Koorie Youth Council (KYC)
- #Closethegap Campaign
- Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
- Change the Record, Australia’s national Aboriginal-led justice coalition of Aboriginal peak bodies and non-Indigenous allies