Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) builds on the legacy of the 1986 Women’s Business Report, which was the first time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were heard as a collective.
Over 30 years later, in June 2017, the Australian Human Rights Commission (the ‘Commission’) and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) partnered on a national conversation to elevate the voices of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander women and girls.
Led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO, the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) project set out to capture what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls consider to be their strengths, challenges and aspirations.
Stage One of the Project was the development and publication of the landmark Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voice): Securing our Rights, Securing our Future 2020 Report and accompanying Community Guide.
Stage Two has been focused on beginning the process of responding to the Wiyi Yani U Thangani Report and exploring how to implement the priorities of First Nations women and girls. For more information, see Implementation.