On behalf of survivors of institutional abuse, IGFF congratulates 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame.
Grace has been a fearless advocate for justice for survivors of sexual abuse and has been pivotal in protecting their stories.
In the coming 12 months, we are certain that Ms Tame will use this platform and recognition to continue her work standing up for survivors of sexual abuse, advocating for greater consistency across state jurisdictions and helping to destigmatise the experience of survivors.
For survivors of institutional abuse, yesterday’s award reinforced that Australia is one step closer to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with survivors and laying sole responsibility for abuse at the feet of the perpetrator.
Congratulations again Grace, your voice and our collective mission still have much to achieve, but today our journey towards justice has a clearer path.
In Good Faith Foundation
Clare Leaney is CEO of In Good Faith Foundation, a national charity and support service providing advocacy services to individuals, families and communities impacted by institutional abuse for over twenty years.
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