Notice of NATSIWA’s Annual General Meeting
NATSIWA’s AGM is being held on the 19th November 2021 for further details please see attachment below
Webinar Recording – Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the workplace, and how to make a complaint
Password if required is: 1800.respect
Webinar Recording – Business and Scholarship for Indigenous Business Owners in Australia
‘Choose to Challenge’ International Women’s Day 2021 Webinar
Indigenous Australian women confront health challenges and self-determination in remote communities
Domestic/ Family Violence & knowing your Rights recorded Webinar
– Who experiences domestic and family Violence
– What is domestic and family Violence
– Supporting people who experience domestic violence
– How can a protection order (DVO) help
– The DV application
– Understanding the Court processes
– Evidence and legal issues
– Protecting yourself once you have a Protection Order
AGM Extension Letter
NATSIWA Scholarship Awards are to assist students financially who are studying at University. To see if you are eligible and to apply, see the attachment below. Scholarships will be awarded to one member per State and Territory, each scholarship is $1,000. You must have completed your second year.
NATSIWA APPRECIATE ALL OF THE SUPPORT WE ARE RECEIVING, WE ARE TRULY HUMBLED. IF YOU DONATE DIRECTLY THROUGH OUR BANK ACCOUNT, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH NAME, AMOUNT DONATED AND WE WILL SEND YOU A RECEIPT. THANK YOU ALL KINDLY.
New Factsheet Law Reforms: Guardianship Update
NATSIWA Super Factsheet
NATSIWA Payday Lenders Factsheet
Disaster Recovery Planning and Management for Women
NATSIWA Factsheet – Are There Restrictions on Visiting Grandparents
NATSIWA Factsheet – COVIDSAFE APP
NATSIWA Factsheet – Domestic Violence Orders and Conditions
NATSIWA Factsheet – Employment Issues During COVID-19 1
NATSIWA Factsheet – Employment Issues During COVID-19 2
NATSIWA Factsheet – Shared Parenting and COVID-19 Restrictions
Empowering Women to Advocate for Effective Policy
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) was established in 2009 to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women to have a strong and effective voice in the domestic and international policy advocacy process.
“To protect the health, human rights and fundamental freedoms that are significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women through cultural preservation, health education and coalition building.”
NATSIWA’s Vision will be achieved through our Guiding Principles that will remain cognizant of the needs, heath, wellbeing and development, and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.
• Aboriginal strengths;
• The need for cultural understanding;
• The impact of racism and stigma;
• Recognition of the centrality of kinship;
• The impact of history in trauma and loss;
• Recognition of different needs of communities;
• The recognition of human rights and social justice;
• Universal access to basic health care, housing and education; and
• Equitable needs based funding.
Adopted from the National Aboriginal Health Strategy of 1989.
PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
NATSIWA are doing the national call out for hygiene products for women and girls in remote areas. If you would like to send any donations or support this project email the firstname.lastname@example.org. This is one of the activity projects that NATSIWA are doing with University of Queensland. Please read the article below to find out more details of what is happening to our young girls and women in remote area in regards to this activity.
KEY ACTIVITY 1: Reducing domestic violence – NATSIWA would like to thank Mura Kosker Sorority the women’s organisation in the Torres Strait based in Thursday Island for having NATSIWA support them in developing their own Domestic Violence Framework for the Torres Straits.
◦KEY ACTIVITY 2: Reducing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls – NATSIWA to work with Aboriginal Interpreting Western Australia, to conduct a workshop regarding the National Framework to Improve Accessibility to Australian Courts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women. To provide ATSI Women with information about attending court and legal process and the language this used.
◦KEY ACTIVITY 3: Working with AWAVA – Identify key strategies to develop a framework with AWAVA. The aim is to develop a framework to work together with a vision for reducing domestic violence.
◦KEY ACTIVITY 4: Leadership program – NATSIWA have partnered with Westpac to do workshops to help Indigenous women build their financial confidence today for a better future.
◦KEY ACTIVITY 5: Collaborations with the National Women’s Alliances – Development of an international agenda – Forum / workshop in preparation for CSW,
– Report back from forum on CSW outcomes and
– at least one webinar on CSW outcomes.
◦KEY ACTIVITY 6: Input to the National Agenda for Women To provide input to Office for Women into the development of a strategic women’s agenda which focuses on the actions available to the Commonwealth Government to address gender inequality.
Advocate for a whole of Government involvement in the development of the agenda and a whole of Government role in the implementation of the agenda.
◦KEY ACTIVITY 7: Distribute feminine hygiene/sanitary products to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities