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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