February 2, 2024

Ochre Ribbon Week 2024

Speak up and Step Up

Ochre Ribbon Week is a community-driven, culturally focused initiative that highlights the need to prevent family and domestic violence experienced by Aboriginal women, children, and men across Australia.

Aboriginal Family Legal Services is hosting a Family Day and BBQ to commemorate victims of family and domestic violence, and help raise awareness of this issue’s impacts on communities.

This family-friendly afternoon includes a Welcome to Country, speeches, free sausage sizzle, community services information, children’s activities, and cultural performances.

Everyone is welcome!

First established by Western Australia-based Aboriginal Family Legal Services (AFLS) in 2015, Ochre Ribbon Week is now held from February 12 to February 19 every year.

The campaign commemorates victims of family and domestic violence and raises awareness of its traumatic impacts on individuals and communities.

Every year, AFLS partners with several community organisations, businesses, and local councils to host a series of coordinated events to commemorate Ochre Ribbon Week.

Why Ochre?

With a cultural focus at the heart of the campaign, the ochre colour symbolises our community’s continued connection to the land, each other, and a commitment to stopping family violence in Aboriginal communities.

How you can help

Speak up and Step Up

Speak up and Step up when you see or hear domestic violence happening. The Ochre Ribbon campaign is a reminder to us all to support our communities to be safer, happier and healthier places where our people thrive.

Reach Out

Reach out and show your support if you know someone who is experiencing any type of family or domestic violence – let them know that what’s happening to them is NOT OK.

Get Involved

Participate in local events, volunteer at community organisations, or start a conversation with those around you to raise awareness of the ongoing issue of family and domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family or domestic violence, AFLS can help.

If they are unable to help, they will connect you with local services in your area who can.

t: 1800 469 246 e: office@afls.org.au w: afls.org.au

About AFLS

Aboriginal Family Legal Services is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that provides free specialist legal assistance and non-legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or at risk of family violence and sexual assault.

For over a decade we have provided services to Aboriginal people within major regional centres in Western Australia and to more than 30 remote communities.

Our services

We offer a holistic service that is culturally safe, trauma-informed, and client-centric.

Our free legal and non-legal support services include assistance with:

  • Child Protection Matters
  • Community Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Law
  • Family Violence Restraining Orders (FVRO)
  • Intensive Case Management

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