Hopeful, Together, Strong: Principles of good practice to prevent violence against women in the Northern Territory is a report produced by Chay Brown, a PhD student at Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR). It is part of the ‘Good practice in Indigenous-led programs to prevent violence against women’ research project, which culminated in a series of collaborative workshops held throughout the Northern Territory in August and September 2019 to identify principles of good practice to prevent violence against women. Participants were asked to select and rank principles of good practice and to develop context-specific indicators as a guide to practice.
The report outlines the findings of the workshops and the final outcome – a Northern Territory-specific framework developed from grassroots expertise. It argues that bottom-up collaborative approaches are necessary to the development of frameworks that harness the expertise and insights of the frontline workers who walk alongside people experiencing domestic, family, and sexual violence every day. Organisations, programs and staff working in domestic, family, and sexual violence services will find the principles and indicators outlined in this report essential to a shared understanding and united approach to preventing violence against women in the Northern Territory. To read the report please see below.