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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence Report

Category: Event
Sub Category:Report
Location:Queensland, Australia
URL: http://www.women.qld.gov.au/resources/indigenous/documents/atsi-violence-report.pdf
Summary Information:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence Report (the Report) was tabled in Queensland Parliament on the 2 December 1999. The Report makes 123 recommendations on ways to reduce violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and suggests ways to address underlying social, spiritual and economic disadvantage.
Detailed Information:
The Report is divided into 4 Sections. Section 1 outlines forms of violence and discusses transgenerational trauma as cause and effect. Case studies are also included. Section 2 deals with the causes and contributing factors of violence and covers issues such as the effects of colonialisation, women's sociopolitical theory, psychological theories, and alcohol and drug abuse. Section 3 examines the extent of violence and the forms it may take. Section 4, entitled 'Working for Change', addresses policy approaches to dealing with violence and provides extensive reccommendations regarding issues including:

-Alcohol and other drugs;
-Education;
-Indigenous health and well-being;
-Families and security;
-The justice system; and
-Land, spirit, culture and identity.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Towards a Queensland Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ten Year Partnership 2000-2011

  • References

    Report
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence (2000) The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence Report

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