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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
Webinar Thursday 9th July 1pm Queensland time
NATSIWA and the University of Queensland Public Health Department invite you to a webinar on the 9th July 2020 at 1pm. NATSIWA and UQ have also partnered with the Healing Foundation, 1800Respect and two professional Aboriginal women in their fields of work.
“Social and emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 and the re-emergence #Blacklives Matter”: The leadership and experience of Indigenous women” The panel will discuss ‘self caring and the importance of looking after health and well being’ during difficult times for our women.