Surviving justice : family violence, sexual assault and child sexual assault in remote Aboriginal communities in NSW


Family violence and sexual assault are enormous problems in remote New South Wales. This article explores some of the difficulties that face Indigenous women in these areas when trying to access legal, social and educational support in relation to family violence. Difficulties such as limited resources, pressure from perpetrators, and the lack of direct contact with legal and support services contribute to the greater inaccessibility of justice for Indigenous women.

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