Domestic violence is a major concern in Australia, and for First Nations families, it has reached an all-time crisis.
We Say No More invites a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts in family violence to shine a light on the current situation disproportionately faced by First Nations peoples.
The panel discusses ways to help address this tragic behaviour and actively become a part of the solution.
Directly after the second episode of SBS' groundbreaking documentary See What You Made Me Do, which brings forward the First Nations experiences in Australia's domestic violence problem and features Noongar human rights lawyer and academic Dr Hannah McGlade, NITV will air this standalone response program where panellists unpack how domestic abuse impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women specifically.
Filmed on Turrbal Land at the Brisbane Powerhouse Museum. Five panellists and a studio audience will be guided by host, revered journalist, artistic director and Bundjalung woman, Rhoda Roberts AO.
Panellists include Dr Vanessa Lee (Senior Academic in social epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health at University of Sydney), Marlene Longbottom (Academic), Jody Currie (CEO ATSI Community Health Service Brisbane), Sandra Creamer (Lawyer and survivor), and Ashlee Donohue (CEO of Mudgin-Gal Women’s Resource Centre and survivor).
Justice advocates Carly Stanley and Keenan Mundine, who recently shared their powerful process of healing after their own experiences with domestic violence on Living Black, will join as part of the audience.
We Say No More airs Wednesday 12 May at 9.30pm on NITV, SBS, SBS On Demand and via Facebook Live.
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It leads a suite of programming across NITV that aligns with Domestic & Family Violence Awareness Month and helps raise awareness for the domestic abuse epidemic.
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