The safety of our children is our number one priority. We all have a responsibility to ensure our children are cared for, and are safe from all forms of harm and violence. This is non-negotiable.
As Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, we recognise the rights of our children are sacred and we advocate for their protection and full realisation.
We know how hard it can be to speak up against abuse. It takes so much courage, and can often mean reliving trauma over and over again. We must ensure that our women and children feel safe, supported and encouraged to speak up.