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Celebrating women who are pressing for progress
International Women’s Day is 8 March, with a strong call to ‘Press for Progress’ the 2018 theme.
To commemorate this important day, Indigenous.gov.au searched its archives and found stories to share which showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pressing for, and making progress for themselves and their communities.
We invite you to sit back, relax and read about some of the great things happening in this country because of high achieving, determined and sacrificing women.
- June Oscar AO – Giving a voice to women and girls
- Dr Vanessa Lee Striving to Make Change
- Cara Smith - From Queanbeyan to New York and triumph
- Six women learning to teach language skills to the next generation
- Sharee Yamashita: 2017 National NAIDOC Apprentice of the Year
- Dorinda Cox: First Indigenous woman at the APEC Women and the Economy Forum
- Sonya Pearce: First Indigenous woman to receive a PhD in entrepreneurship
- Tiffiny Vale and Rebecca Lannen attend a globally renowned leadership course
- Galiwin’ku Young Mothers Finding a New Way
- Yarrabah’s Elverina Johnson: 2017 National NAIDOC Artist of the Year
These are just a few of the many wonderful things done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia that we’ve recorded over the past year.
To find more, browse Stories or use our Search field to find and enjoy them.
Finally, read the Statement by National NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin & Mr Ben Mitchell about the theme for NAIDOC 2018: Because of her, We Can!