An exhibition of portraits of Australian Indigenous women who came together to share stories of cultural and spiritual responses to family & domestic violence and sexual assault in communities across Australia and the Pacific. The forum provided a platform for women to discuss how community, religion, authority and family create silences around these issues.
A multi-award-winning artist, Belinda Mason has worked with emerging artists with disability or disadvantage to create acclaimed collaborative and inclusive multimedia exhibitions for the past two decades. In 2016 & 2018, Belinda presented at a parallel event of the United Nation Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Geneva 2016 and World Conference on Indigenous Persons in New York in 2014, United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva 2013.
First Nations sexual assault and family violence advocate, Dixie Link Gordon established Breaking Silent Codes to enable vulnerable First Nations Women to find a safe environment in which to share their deeply personal stories. Dixie’s knowledge and extensive experience working for over 30 years in the human service sector specialising in sexual assault and family violence, brings valuable insight into this critical issue facing First Nations women. Aunty Dixie is the Founder of Breaking Silent Codes, Senior Community Access, Women's Legal Service NSW and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Arts and Social Sciences University of New South Wales, Sydney.
How live sessions work
Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are:
- The day before the session, we will send you an email with a hyperlink to join
- Please logon 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session; we will 'open the door' at the start time
- You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen
- You will be able to ask questions through the 'live chat' during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end