Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Consultation


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Securing Our Rights, Securing our Future

Recognising the critical needs of women and girls, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs has commissioned the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Ms June Oscar AO and her team of staff at the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission), to give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls’ perspectives on the critical factors impacting on their security and success.

Commissioner Oscar, a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing, is the first female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Ms Oscar is a strong advocate for Indigenous languages, social justice, women’s issues, and reducing the incidence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Consultation and governance

The Commission will lead an extensive consultation process throughout 2018. Face-to-face consultations will be led by Ms Oscar and her team across major cities and selected regional and remote locations. Consultations will seek to build connections with Indigenous women and girls and provide a safe forum for them to describe what is important to their cultural, socio-economic and personal security, along with their aspirations and perspectives on the empowerment of Indigenous women. 

For more information and how you can get involved, visit the Human Rights Commission website or contact: iwgpolicy@pmc.gov.au.

Artwork: Elaine Chambers & Riki Salam in collaboration.

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