The AILC is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Report and project. The report, released in December 2020, is the first time since 1986 that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls have been consulted as a collective about our rights, needs and aspirations. As Wiyi Yani U Thangani states, First Nations women and girls are strong, brave, determined and resilient—we have remarkable skills, knowledge and boundless potential.

The structural inequalities, poverty, trauma and discrimination that First Nations women and girls live with in Australia today, is unacceptable and must be addressed and overcome. The Wiyi Yani U Thangani report puts on the table an ambitious and necessary First Nations female-led plan for structural change.

The AILC supports the Report's principles, key findings, overarching recommendations and pathways forward. We also back the major calls for action to hold a First Nations women and girls National Summit, and from this to develop a National Action Plan. These actions are critical to respond to the priorities set out in Wiyi Yani U Thangani so together, all Australians can achieve First Nations gender justice and equality. It is time to respond to First Nations women and girls’ voices by implementing the Wiyi Yani U Thangani report. To read the Wiyi Yani U Thangani Report click here and for the Community guide click here.

Cath Brokenborough, Chair AILC

Robyn Forester, CEO AILC