The rate of sexual assault in Aboriginal communities is too high.
Research says it's about three times higher than in non-Aboriginal communities in Australia.
There are some Aboriginal women who are working hard to raise awareness about the issues around sexual assault, and who support other women who have experienced or been impacted by sexual assault.
But sometimes, when Aboriginal women tell someone they have experienced sexual assault, or speak out against sexual violence, the community are not sure what to do, and may not respond in a supportive way.
We’re establishing a network of Aboriginal women from all around New South Wales who are working to prevent sexual violence.
The network will bring together Aboriginal women who are already talking about the impacts of sexual assault, who are educating and supporting people who have been impacted by sexual violence, and who are working to prevent sexual assault, so that they are supported, and able to stand even stronger against sexual violence.
If you would like to be a member of the network please download and send a registration form to Dixie Link Gordon or Ashlee Donohue.
Up until now the 'Hey Sis' Program has relied on private donations but unfortunately the money has finally run out. After today, the program will be put on hold until funding is received to deliver the program on an ongoing basis.
If you would like to make a donation to support the network, you can do so online via: https://www.givenow.com.au/rape-dvservices
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
Phone: 02 8585 0333