Indigenous women


12 Feb 2020

This research explored the lives of 12 Aboriginal women who were clients of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), and were incarcerated for alleged violent offences in Central Australia. Analysis of their life stories demonstrates the critical need for services that can effectively respond to...

Journal article

27 Nov 2019

This article provides perspectives on the challenges of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) for Indigenous Australian girls and women in urban, rural and remote communities.

Journal article

1 Nov 2019

This study explores if it is appropriate to trial and validate the Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale (KMMS) as a perinatal depression and anxiety screening tool with Aboriginal women in the Pilbara. Yarning as a methodology was used to guide interviews with 15 Aboriginal women in...


25 Oct 2019

This research found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women do not experience substantially different impacts of technology-facilitated abuse from those felt by other women. However, some impacts appear to be amplified due to cultural or community factors.


29 Aug 2019

This study suggests that developing culturally appropriate responses to Indigenous domestic and family violence (DFV) and improving integration between housing and DFV and child protection services should reduce the rates of Indigenous women's injury and death, as well as rates of Indigenous children's out-of-home care....


23 Jul 2019

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) has been represented on the Western Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Working Group and, further to verbal advice already provided, provided a submission with formal written feedback on the policy.


1 Jul 2019

Djirra's submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (‘the Commission’) explores the significant opportunity to break down barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience in accessing culturally appropriate mental health support and to invest in early intervention and prevention efforts....


23 May 2019

Djirra is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation, which provides holistic, culturally safe and specialist legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience family violence – predominantly women. Antoinette Braybrook is the CEO of Djirra.


1 May 2019

This submission examines the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls' lived experiences as native title holders needs to be included in native title law prcesses.


Trauma and culturally informed approaches to primary health care for women who experience violence
1 May 2019

This project explores how the workforce within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) conceptualise trauma and culturally informed care, and how this informs approaches to primary health care for women who are experiencing violence.


24 Feb 2019

Dr Vicki Couzens spoke at ANZSOG's Reimagining Public Administration conference on February 20, as part of the 'Year of Indigenous languages’ plenary. The plenary was particularly poignant given 2019 is the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. “Our language is scarce so we are revitalising...


Joint submission to the Senate Community Affairs reference committee inquiry into ParentsNext
5 Feb 2019

This is a joint submission made on behalf of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (NFVPLS) Forum, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children (SNAICC) and the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC).


1 Jan 2019

This paper attempts to explore why there has been a continual rise in Indigenous female incarceration rates in the Northern Territory since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) in 1991.

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

The purpose of this study is to explore fat women’s experiences of sex and sexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand. This research is informed by feminist theory and utilises interviews with self-identifed fat women to consider the ways that being a fat woman in society may...


Evaluation report
22 Nov 2018

Smoking is the single leading preventable cause of early death in New Zealand and Māori smoking is significantly higher than smoking in the general population. To address the problem the Ministry is taking a closer look at how to address the problem of smoking among...

Journal article

9 Nov 2018

This paper explores the lives of three New South Wales Aboriginal women, mothers, artists and academics.


The success of women caring for country as Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas
18 May 2018

The case studies in this report demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls are taking advantage of opportunities through land and sea management to further express and develop their strength, confidence and leadership.


ANROWS Horizons Issue 01-2018
29 Jan 2018

Foregrounding the perspective of Aboriginal people who work within the family violence space or have had experience of family violence, this report supports the creation of a network of place-based Indigenous family violence strategies owned and managed by Indigenous people.


1 Jan 2018

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) honours a holistic and culturally safe approach to achieving optimal health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities. This is their strategies to ensure that these approaches are understood and...


7 Jul 2017

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from ‘venture’ and ‘funder’.



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