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Maningrida is the second largest Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory after Wadeye, and it is located on the coast of Arnhem Land on the traditional lands of the Kunibidji people. The Maningrida child safety service consists of a group of Maningrida women who seek to protect local children and educate the community to generate change. The program operates two nightly patrols, seven days a week - one run by men and the other by women. During the day, they follow up on events and speak with the families and the school to ensure young people are properly educated about sexual health, positive life skills, substance use and protective behaviours through programs that help connect them to their country and culture.
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Maningrida child safety service
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The Maningrida night patrol and child safety service consists of a group of Maningrida women who seek to protect local children and educate the community to generate change. They educate young people about sexual health and positive life skills, substance abuse and protective behaviors.
This video is part of a series made in communities identified under the Council of Australian Governments' National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery.
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