THE EQUALITY INSTITUTE AND WORLD VISION AUSTRALIA
Tarngajuku Pangukujuku Pirrjirdi Channels of Hope: Adaptation of ‘Hopeful, Together, Strong’ FrameworkAccess / Download
The Channels of Hope for Gender (CoHG) Lajamanu Program works in partnership with the Lajamanu community and local faith leaders to raise awareness and change attitudes about family violence and support stronger leadership in response to domestic violence.
The project builds the capacity of faith leaders and local services to work together on the prevention of domestic and family violence using local problem solving and a ‘two-ways’ approach.
World Vision’s Australia First Nations Program (AFNP) commissioned Dr. Chay Brown of The Equality Institute to adapt the Hopeful, Together, Strong framework to the Lajamanu context and use it as a tool to be used as a monitoring and evaluation tool for the Channels of Hope for Gender Program
Hopeful, Together, Strong was part of Dr. Brown’s doctoral research on the development of principles of good practice for the Northern Territory.
This process and report, resulting in the Tarngajuku Pangukujuku Pirrjirdi principles is the first adaptation of the Hopeful, Together, Strong framework into the context of a remote Indigenous community and the first adaptation of the framework into Warlpiri.
We worked alongside World Vision Australia, Channels of Hope Lajamanu Program, the Lajamanu Baptist Church and the Outreach Church, and Lajamanu community members.
This work was supported through workshops in the community of Lajamanu in April and June 2021, in which the Hopeful, Together, Strong principles were introduced, translated and localised based on discussion and participant agreement, to become the Tarngajuku Pangukujuku Pirrjirdi principles.
These principles were then used by participants to evaluate the work and activities of CoHG since the beginning of the program, identifying key strengths and areas for improvement.
In adapting the Hopeful, Together, Strong framework with Yapa for the community of Lajamanu, the resulting framework can be used as a monitoring and evaluation tool for CoHG.
Brown, Chay, “From the roots up: Principles of good practice to prevent violence against women in the Northern Territory”, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, 2021
Hopeful, Together, Strong Principles of good practice to prevent violence against women in the Northern Territory; Dr Chay Brown, Australian National University, November 2012
Brown, Chay & Campbell, Desmond (2021). Not all men's violence prevention programs are equal: why women's voices are needed. The Conversation
Brown, Chay (2020). To prevent violence against women, we must move away from victim-based responses. Open Global Rights