Welcome to the website of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services. 

The National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum was formally established in May 2012. It is comprised of fourteen member organisations across Australia who are service providers under the Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLSs) Program. FVPLSs provide specialist, culturally safe legal services and supports to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victim/survivors of family violence across Australia.

Ochre Ribbon Campaign 

The Ochre Ribbon Campaign is an initiative launched by the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum and its member organisations across Australia. The Ochre Ribbon Campaign raises awareness of the devastating impacts of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and calls for action to end the violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – especially our women and children. 

This year, we are commemorating Ochre Ribbon Week from 12th - 19th February. 

The focus of this year’s campaign is to ensure that Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (‘FVPLSs’) receive adequate funding to meet the significantly high levels of unmet need amongst Aboriginal communities. The Federal Government will be making decisions about the future of FVPLS funding in the coming months, so please add your voice to ensuring adequate long-term funding is committed to continue the vital work of FVPLSs.

You can support the Ochre Ribbon Campaign and show your solidarity by undertaking any of the following activities.

1. Share the electronic Ochre Ribbon on social media. You can also make it your profile/cover photo on Facebook or your profile photo on twitter

Save and share the Ochre Ribbon image below.

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2. Send an email to your Federal MP or the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion

Write to your local MP and/or the Minister for Indigenous Affairs to reiterate the value of FVPLSs and the need for adequate long-term funding. Click here for some suggested wording.

3. Use the hashtag #OchreRibbon 

Share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #OchreRibbon, #SecureFunding, and #DontSilenceTheViolence, and tag the National FVPLS Forum twitter page (@NationalFVPLS).

4. Share our Infographics

Save and share the Infographics (provided on below) to highlight the disproportionate impact of family violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

 

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Family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a national crisis.

Violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women devastates communities and destroys families. In comparison with other women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised from family violence and 10 times more likely to be killed as a result of violent assault. 

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