Advocacy at Elizabeth Morgan House

Many policies and practices enacted by government and other agencies are not made with the input of or consideration for Aboriginal women and children. Systemic discrimination will continue if Aboriginal women and children continue to be without a voice.

Elizabeth Morgan House believes in Aboriginal self-determination, in accordance with the International Human Rights principles outlined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2003. 

 

We work together with Aboriginal Women within their communities to ensure safe and culturally strong futures for our women, children and youth.  Joins us as we continue to work towards a future that is free from gender-based violence and all forms of discrimination that denies Aboriginal women and children their rights. 

Advocacy Priorities

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Over the past decade there has been a 137.8% increase in Aboriginal women in custody, nearly half of those (43%) are unsentenced, sitting in remand.  

 

Healthcare is routinely denied to our women, including medication.

 

Deaths in custody continue. This is unacceptable.  

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EMH IS ASKING FOR

  • Protection of human rights of women in custody, including the same access to health care 

  • That ESSENTIAL and HUMANE medical care be provided to all Aboriginal women during any periods of incarceration across the state of Victoria

  • Implementation of RCIADIC recommendations to use imprisonment as a last resort    

  • System accountability, culturally appropriate training and improved governance across all services to end deaths in custody.  

Want to lend your voice?

Elizabeth Morgan House is a member based organisation and we encourage all Aboriginal women to become members. Aboriginal women heal Aboriginal women. 

We appreciate any donations that help us provide a voice for Aboriginal women and children to government.  

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