The Northern Territory Government
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U Right Sis? is a three-year primary prevention project aimed at changing harmful attitudes and beliefs about technology-facilitated abuse in Central Australia. Technology-facilitated abuse is when technology, like phones, computers, and social media are used to harm, control, or threaten another person. We work with communities to promote healthy relationships, increase digital literacy, and prevent technology-facilitated abuse.Access / Download
U Right Sis? has four central aims:
- To increase digital literacy to enhance online safety for Aboriginal women.
- To challenge attitudes and beliefs which dismiss or condone technology-facilitated abuse.
- To raise awareness of technology-facilitated abusive behaviours so that frontline services, Aboriginal women and communities, are better able to identify, support, and respond to it.
- To promote healthy relationships and challenge ‘jealousing’* as an acceptable behaviour.
We work with communities to increase knowledge and understanding of how to identify and respond to technology-facilitated abuse. We also work alongside communities to promote healthy relationships and increase digital literacy, so that everyone can use technology free from abusive and controlling behaviours.
The U Right Sis? project focuses on remote communities across Central Australia. We have so far conducted in-person workshops in the following communities:
- Mparntwe (Alice Springs)
- Tennant Creek
Workshops will continue throughout the year across these communities:
- NPY Lands
- Ti Tree
We work in partnership with Kunga Stopping Violence Program and Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia to develop and deliver educational workshops on technology-facilitated abuse in Central Australian communities. From these workshops, we co-develop resources alongside these communities in the form of culturally-safe and place-based posters.
We run two social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram) and at the end of the project, we will be developing an animation that has specific relevance to the experiences and context of Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory.
We also have an online shop selling tee-shirts and tote bags, with all profits supporting the U Right Sis? project and providing clothing for the communities in which we work.
U Right Sis? focuses on empowering communities with the knowledge and skills they need to identify and seek help for technology-facilitated abuse. The project takes a strengths-based approach to talk about healthy relationships and share tips about online safety. We believe that everyone deserves to use technology freely, creatively and without harm!