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Body Safety Australia's statement for Palestine

Dec 2023

Body Safety Australia pays witness to the grief of Palestinian people and the horror continuing to unfold in Gaza.

Our mission is to promote childhoods free from violence, where children enjoy equitable and respectful relationships. Our work challenges the systemic power imbalances that allow for the use of power to harm others. We now call on Israel and zionists to reflect on how the oppressed can become the oppressor when power structures and systems are leveraged for gain at the expense of others.

We seek to listen to the voices of children and young peope - those in classrooms, at rallies, on social media and who have been compelled to organise and participate in student walk-outs. They are calling for an end to violence and a commitment to peace.

We are an organisation that stands firmly and proudly with First Nations peoples, promotes disability justice and advocates against sexual violence and coercive control. We centre the voices of young people in the work that we do. Our Youth Advisory Committee has recently established our Ethos of Advocacy: “none of us are free until all of us are free”. We recognise that all forms of oppression are intertwined. To stand for social justice then is to fight for Palestinian freedom.

We uphold this statement of freedom and will continue to listen to and advocate for the voices of children and young people everywhere.

Head of Education, Lauren French, speaks at the 2022 Indigenous Wellbeing Conference.

Oct 2022

"The past two days at the Indigenous Wellbeing Conference have been filled with inspiration, beautiful yarns and passionate calls for action. Lauren presented on empowerment and strength; best practice in child sexual abuse prevention. Lauren explained how while First Nations children are 2-4 times more likely to face this abuse, we need to take a strengths based approach. Focusing on deficits does nothing to help our young mob, but it can keep them vulnerable."

Body Safety Australia’s Superstars program recognised for empowering and educating communities to prevent, recognise and respond to child sexual abuse in Victoria

Nov 2021

Body Safety Australia’s Superstars program received a bronze award in the community-led category of the 2021 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA).  

The ACVPA recognise best practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia and play a vital role in highlighting effective community-based initiatives to prevent crime and violence, before it actually occurs. 

Body Safety Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Body Safety Australia is a child-safe organisation. We are committed to keeping children and young people safe by empowering the whole community in prevention education. We value and empower children and young people's voices in our programs and create a safe space that supports all persons to disclose. To read our full commitment to children, click here. If you have a Child Safety concern, click here.

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