Violence Against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a new national resource to support primary prevention.
Karla McGrady, Our Watch
This presentation was delivered by Karla McGrady (Senior Policy Advisor, Our Watch) at the recent ‘Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum – Language of Change, in Townsville. This forum was proudly hosted by QCDFVR and sponsored by 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.
This presentation was delivered by Charlie King (No More Campaign Activist) at the recent ‘Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum – Language of Change, in Townsville. This forum was proudly hosted by QCDFVR and sponsored by Queensland Government.
Charlie King is an Indigenous Australian sport broadcaster and anti-family violence campaigner. He is a Gurindji Australian, descendant of his mother, Ningardi, a Gurindji woman of central/western Northern Territory. Mr King has worked most of his life seeking to improve the lives of Indigenous people. He has held many positions in Human Services from 1979 to present. Amongst other positions, he has been a Youth Worker, a Juvenile Justice Worker, a Child Protection Officer in a Youth Service and a Juvenile Justice Manager. In 2006, Mr King consulted with over 30 Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory about the role of men in reducing the high levels of Child Protection and Family Violence. This consultation led to the founding of the NO MORE campaign – a campaign that called for “No More” by Indigenous male elders. The campaign called for all Australians to link up and say No More. This work and the campaign still consumes him even though he has been a radio broadcaster since 1994. Mr King was awarded an OAM in 2015 for Services to the Indigenous Community and to the Media.
Dr Heather Lovatt (QCDFVR, CQUniversity) joins Charlie King (No More Campaign Activist) and Jamie Anderson (CQUniversity,CQUniversity) for an in-conversation about the No More Campaign and domestic and family violence issues at the recent Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum – Language of Change, hosted in Townsville (in May, 2018).