Australia domestic violence: Aboriginal dancers highlight problem

Australia domestic violence: Aboriginal dancers highlight problem

Aboriginal dancers travelled across Australia to highlight the "horrifying" levels of domestic violence in Outback indigenous communities. Dancers from the Rirratjingu clan, carrying clap sticks and spears, their faces painted white, performed outside parliament in Canberra. The group urged action against a problem that disproportionately affects indigenous women. Aborigine women are 34 times more likely to be victims than other women. "We are seeing horrifying rates of family violence in indigenous communities and it is incumbent on all people - community leaders, political leaders and businesses - to act to drive it down," Rirratjingu elder Bakamumu Marika said. The group, which travelled from