First Nations women


‘Can I just share my story?’

This research report looks into the experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote and regional locations, with a particular focus on different types of experiences, cultural sensitivities which surround this abuse, and how women can best be supported.
Journal article

Cultural respect in midwifery service provision for Aboriginal women: longitudinal follow-up reveals the enduring legacy of targeted program initiatives

This study provides evidence that well-designed and delivered Indigenous content and community placement opportunities in midwifery programs can have a lasting impact on service provision to Aboriginal women.

Who is most at risk of physical and sexual partner violence and coercive control during the COVID-19 pandemic?

This study shows that, consistent with what is known about patterns of domestic violence more generally, some Australian women were much more likely than others to have experienced physical or sexual violence and/or coercive control during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s good to know each other, to be Kungas”

This is an evaluation report produced on behalf of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), a throughcare program supporting Aboriginal women who have been incarcerated in the Alice Springs Correctional Centre for an alleged violent offence. It replaces an earlier interim report, published August 2020.

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

This report identifies priorities for reducing and preventing violence against, and improving services for, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Victorian and New South Wales towns of Mildura and Albury–Wodonga. It examines the capabilities of frontline family violence services, both Aboriginal-controlled and...

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices): securing our rights, securing our future—report

This report builds upon past research work through a strengths-based national engagement process, seeking community reflections on the status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls’ rights over the past 34 years, and into the present day.

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices): securing our rights, securing our future—community guide

The key aim of this project has been to elevate the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, and to reflect the holistic and interconnected nature of their lives. This community guide sets out the major findings and cross-cutting themes that are...

Birthing on Noongar Boodjar: project recommendations

The recommendations in this paper are aimed at enabling health services to maximise their effectiveness in providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, babies and their families during pregnancy and childbirth.

Antenatal care use and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies: 2016-2017

This report explores the factors associated with antenatal care use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, and how these may relate to baby outcomes—including how this varies spatially across the Indigenous Regions (IREGs) of Australia.
Report collection

Gender lens on the Budget 2020-21

This collection of position papers have been developed by NFAW’s Social Policy Committee, to summarise 2020-2021 Budget measures of importance to women in Australia.