Speaking out about domestic violence

Members of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group from Alice Springs have made the long journey to Parliament House to highlight domestic violence in regional and remote communities.

Apr 6, 2018

Women from the group shared their stories with members of parliament and sat, placing flowers on the grass at Parliament House, in memory of other women who had died after being assaulted. Northern Territory Senator Malarndirri McCarthy spoke about the work of the women’s group, saying, ‘These women have travelled from Alice Springs and to be heard, their message is simple, “listen to us, stand with us, support us”. They work every day for their communities because they have the solutions and we need to make sure their voices are heard and listened to, we can learn a lot from these women.’