PRESENTED BY: Karla McGrady, Our Watch

This presentation was delivered by Karla McGrady (Senior Policy Advisor, Our Watch) at the 2019 ‘Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum – Language of Change, in Townsville. This forum was proudly hosted by QCDFVR and sponsored by the Queensland Government.

Karla McGrady is Senior Policy Advisor at Our Watch, an independent, national organisation working to prevent violence against women.  Karla’s role focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and young people, recently completing research and consultation on a project developing a resource on preventing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. This project is designed to contribute to the development of culturally safe and appropriate solutions to the prevention of violence against women. Before joining Our Watch she worked in Brisbane, Qld in Indigenous Health on projects that focused on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing, including through discussions about respectful relationships.