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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices): Securing our Rights, Securing our Future 2020 Report has been released!

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices): Securing Our Rights, Securing our Future 2020 holds the voices and stories of over 2,000 First Nations women and girls of all ages, from all across Australia, belonging to hundreds of different ancestral countries. The report carries their incredible strengths, unyielding determination and diverse lived realities.

Wiyi Yani U Thangani provides a well overdue gender lens to all aspects of life from health to justice, employment, safety, land and country, child protection and education.

It provides the evidence that the inequalities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls are perpetuated and entrenched by mainstream systems and structures that have marginalised the voices of women and girls for generations. Wiyi Yani U Thangani sets out a comprehensive plan for large-scale structural change needed to combat and overcome these inequalities.

The Report and the Community Guide can be accessed at: <https://wiyiyaniuthangani.humanrights.gov.au/report/report>.

Source: Based on © Australian Human Rights Commission. Provided under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY 4.0).


The Healing Foundation has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders to co-design and develop the first ever Queensland Healing Strategy.

Their voices have been brought together in the ‘Dreaming Big’ report which is available here:

Queensland Healing Strategy

13YARN [Thirteen YARN]  www.13yarn.org.au
The first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.
13YARN is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line funded by the Australian Government with the support of Lifeline and developed in collaboration with Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia. It is run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS HEALTH INFO NET www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities.

HEALING FOUNDATION http://healingfoundation.org.au/
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on building culturally strong, community-led healing solutions.

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) is aimed at empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to make strong, strategic and effective policy advocacy interventions into issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK  http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/
Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

SHARE OUR PRIDE http://shareourpride.reconciliation.org.au/
A website designed to give non-Indigenous people a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Australia’s First People.