Human rights belong to all of us, not just women with privilege and power. It’s time for real speak and real actions to match our stated commitment to ending the violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Australia’s dark bloodshed of people of colour didn’t stop at Aboriginal Australians who, for thousands of years, have called this beautiful country home. Similar and equally terrifying events terrorised people of colour years after the invasion of Captain Cook in 1773.
A wholistic approach to prevention-based support where all services and government initiatives operate in sync and can address the layers of concern (I.E health, education, housing and/or finances) is an ideal means of progress. This support should also be community-led, intersectional, culturally safe, and extend over a lifespan.
As a modern Woman of Colour, I have lived through my share of bias, prejudice and systemic racial disadvantages and I’m exposed to these societal hardships every day. Simple tasks like in-store shopping are often not an enjoyable experience.