Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices)

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices)

Indigenous Affairs Education Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Consultation
Friday, December 1, 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

June Oscar

An opportunity to speak, to raise awareness and be involved.

June Oscar, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion are providing a platform for women and girls to stand up and be heard.

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices), comes from the Bunuba language from around Fitzroy Crossing, the language of June’s mother and grandmother.

It is this very language that lends its name to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls’ consultation process  launched today, which endeavours to share personal perspectives on the critical factors that impact security and success.

The outcomes of this project will secure the rights and secure the future of generations to come.

Building on the landmark 1986 Women’s Business report, this national program will inform the government approach to partnering with Indigenous communities and guide the support we can offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls.

The Commission will lead an extensive consultation process throughout 2018. Face-to-face consultations will be led by June Oscar and her team across major cities and regional and remote locations.

 For further details on the program and consultation process, visit the consultations page or the Australian Human Rights Commission website.