Our Primary Prevention Projects

Girls Can Boys Can (Project funded by NTG from 2020- 2021)

Mums Can Dads Can (Project Funded by NTG from 2018 & 2019)

Mums Can Dads Can and Girls Can Boys Can are the Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program’s primary prevention projects.

Primary prevention of violence against women is stopping violence before it begins.

This is an inter-generational change in attitudes and beliefs that allow gender inequality and violence against women and children to continue.

When we are talking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and children we are also talking about attitudes and beliefs that allow racial inequalities and violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to continue.

To stop violence before it begins, children need to see and hear gender equal messages and see and hear respectful relationships between girls and boys, women and men.

As adults, learning, unlearning and becoming more conscious of the hidden “curriculum” of gender inequality that we are “teaching” and “demonstrating” to children will assist in future generations addressing this key driver of violence against women.

When we engage in truth telling about our shared history of ongoing colonisation, use strength-based messages from Aboriginal Leaders and celebrate Aboriginal families, children and culture, we are addressing the other key drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.   

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