Indigenous Women

Victorian Indigenous women describe themselves as the lifeline of the community. As mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and aunts, Indigenous women have an important role to play in ensuring that they are equally represented and actively able to participate in decisions affecting their lives.

  • The number of Victorian women who identified as Indigenous in the 2006 Census was 15,396, of which 45% are aged 25-65+.
  • In 2006, Indigenous women comprised 51% of the Victorian Indigenous population.
  • Indigenous women comprised 0.5% of the Victorian population of women

Indigenous Family Violence Strategy

The Indigenous Family Violence Strategy is a community led partnership approach between Indigenous communities and government to develop a whole-of-government response to family violence in Indigenous communities.

Business Toolkit for Indigenous Women

The new Business Toolkit for Indigenous Women, is aimed at providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across Australia with information and advice on being successful in business.

Launched by the Australian Government the toolkit was funded through the Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers’ Conference on the Status of Women, following a recommendation from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Gathering (NATSIWG).

It is intended to inform and inspire Indigenous women in their aspirations to be successful business women. Six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women kindly agreed to contribute their experiences on these topics and their comments are included in each Fact Sheet.

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