Family Violence is the biggest killer of women aged 14 to 44 in Australia. And for Aboriginal women, deaths from family violence are double.
Mallee District Aboriginal Services or MDAS operates a range of programs aimed at working towards ending family violence in Mallee communities. Meminar Ngangg Gimba (MNG) provides a culturally appropriate and holistic case management support and crisis accommodation for Indigenous women and children experiencing family violence. It provides a proactive and early intervention response for Indigenous women to work together, share experiences and resolve issues in a traditional woman-only approach.
Manager of Family Violence services Deb Berg and Case worker Joanne Mitchell yarn with us about how Meninar are supporting families needing refuge, counselling and overall support to escape family violence situations and rebuild a new and safer life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.
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