To disrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage and enable fullness of life,
especially for women and girls.
Waranara School is making a difference for young people caught in a cycle of disadvantage.Young people like Jane, whose family escaped a violent household and had nowhere to live. Your donation can help us give more young people like Jane the opportunity to reach their full potential. Donate
Good Shepherd’s Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy Centre recently contributed to the Australian Senate’s inquiry into the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia. Dowry refers to the property, gifts or money brought by one family to another before, during or after marriage.
Today we are are appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to argue that dowry abuse be included in the definition of family violence to provide increased protections for individuals at risk.