Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) survey launched

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) survey launched

Indigenous Affairs
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women stand on a board floor looking up to camera. In the background are tables and chairs and screen dividers and red carpet.

The first female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO, and her team at the Australian Human Rights Commission, are excited to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls around Australia about their needs, priorities, challenges and aspirations.

To coincide with NAIDOC week, and the 2018 theme of ‘Because of her, we can!’, the Australian Human Rights Commission has released an online survey to support the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) national consultation process, and encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to be involved.

The survey is for women 18 years of age and over, including women who are trans, gender diverse and intersex.

Feedback collected from the survey will inform a report and recommendations to Government on how to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls.

Since February, the Social Justice Commissioner has been travelling around Australia, listening to the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to understand their strengths, aspirations, needs and challenges. To see if June is heading to your community, visit ‘Yarn with us’ for current gatherings.

For those that are unable to attend in face to face consultations, the survey provides an opportunity to participate in this process, and ensure a diverse range of views and experiences inform the final report to Government.

For Indigenous women and girls wishing to provide more information, a submissions process is also available that allows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to share their story in their own words.

Consultations commenced in February 2018 and will run till November 2018, with a final report expected mid-2019.

For further details on the project, including details of upcoming consultations, please visit https://wiyiyaniuthangani.humanrights.gov.au.