Indigenous women

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Research report

ANROWS Horizons Issue 01-2018
29 Jan 2018

Foregrounding the perspective of Aboriginal people who work within the family violence space or have had experience of family violence, this report supports the creation of a network of place-based Indigenous family violence strategies owned and managed by Indigenous people.


7 Jul 2017

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from ‘venture’ and ‘funder’.


6 Jun 2017

This report argues that the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a growing national crisis that is being overlooked by all levels of government in Australia.

Research report

29 Mar 2017

Despite the increasingly high profile of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australian society, surprisingly little is known in the public domain about the ways women’s specialist services provide help to the victims/survivors. When it comes to Aboriginal women, high rates of violence have been...

Audio interview

Audio program

15 Aug 2016

A young indigenous thinker from Alice Springs says too often women are part of the huge problem that is Aboriginal violence, because in many cases men are seen as incapable of doing wrong.

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price says instead of looking to constitutional recognition or...

Other text

25 Jul 2016

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s speech is a powerful personal plea to stop the violence against women and children by men and in particular, Indigenous males. She talks about the need for positive cultural change and for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues....

Research report

21 Jan 2016

Presents the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities.


This paper is a comprehensive review of published literature to present the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in...


23 Sep 2015

An infographic explaining the actions the Australian Government will take on domestic violence.

From the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

Every woman in Australia has the right to feel safe and live without fear.

Yet, one in six Australian...

Research report

17 Sep 2015


This second report on the health indicators in the National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development finds areas of improvement as well as areas of concern in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and mothers.


Research report

4 Sep 2015

Summary: This paper analyses critical, policy, service and research literature on responses to Aboriginal women experiencing family and domestic violence in Australia; focusing on non-legal and non-clinical services and women’s specialist services in regional and remote settings.

It considers:

critical writing, analysis...

Research report

6 Aug 2015

Summary: This state of knowledge paper draws on both national and international literature and policy and program evaluations, to establish what is currently known about innovative responses to violence against Indigenous women in Australia.

A key issue for researchers and practitioners lies in...

Briefing paper

1 Jun 2015

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Research Brief 19 provides new insights into Indigenous women’s offending by examining previously unpublished police and court data for the period 2010-2012. While there are differences across the selected Australian jurisdictions, the authors find that the offences that most often appeared in...

Research report

1 Jun 2005


This reports presents research findings into the knowledge and aspirations of vocational education and training (VET) held by Central Australian Indigenous women leaders. It identifies and reviews some current initiatives to improve access and participation for women in remote Aboriginal...

Journal article

This article argues that mental health services need to be designed according to the specific needs of Indigenous families, including support for those who are suffering distress related to forced removal.