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Reconciliation Action Plan

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

Our Watch acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land across Australia on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past and present, and we value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and knowledge.

Painting called "No to Family Violence." It shows a big eye in the centre with the words "OUR WATCH" around it, motifs of people sitting and talking in circles, and people sitting around a big collection of weapons, including cultural items used as weapons in violence against women.
“The Town Camp women of Alice Springs say ‘No to family violence’” by artists Gwen Gillen Napanangka, Hellen Gillen Napanangka & Shirleen Campbell Nampitjinpa.

Action plan for reconciliation

Our Watch is committed to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and understands its role and responsibilities in achieving reconciliation. Our Watch has and will continue to work with Indigenous Australians to develop and implement its Reconciliation Action Plan.

Our vision for reconciliation

Our Watch shares Reconciliation Australia’s vision of a reconciled, just and equitable Australia: an Australia where the voices, experiences and ideas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are central, and where violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children is a thing of the past.

Our role

The role of Our Watch in the achievement of this vision is to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to prevent violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children. Such work cannot be separated from efforts to address the racism, dispossession and intergenerational trauma that are the legacy of colonisation.

Our Watch believes that we are all, as Australians, products of that legacy, and that the responsibility for the active effort of reconciliation lies with us all.

For enquiries about the Reconciliation Action Plan, please contact rashmi.kumar@ourwatch.org.au.