‘I am here: I am the solution’. Women’s voices and the search for justice in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

Dorinda Cox5, June  Oscar4, Tracey  McIntosh1, Raewyn  Mutch2,3, Robyn Williams

1University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand,

2University of Western Australia, Law School, Perth, Australia,

3Centre for Indigenous Peoples and Community Justice, Perth, Australia,

4Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, Australia

5Managing Director, Inspire Change Consulting Group

Aboriginal women in Australia and Maori women in Aotearoa New Zealand are the fastest growing group in their respective prisons. They are also over-represented in rates of family violence. Yet their perspectives on these issues, and the kinds of solutions they preference are often drowned out in mainstream discourse. This panel of distinguished women have been tireless advocates for community led solutions that shift discussion away from deficit and punishment towards strength and healing.


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