“In our day to day lives, we are surrounded by images of Indigenous disadvantage and disempowerment that stifles Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders women’s confidence and dreams. In community, the truth we see couldn’t be more different. There are so many inspiring Aboriginal women creating lasting positive impacts around Australia and our team believes it’s time we celebrate the achievements and resilience of these girls and women.
We know that Aboriginal communities thrive when women have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and their goals, to connect, create and inspire others. We need more Aboriginal women in Australia achieving their goals towards equality and social justice. Culture, leadership, confidence and connection to positive Aboriginal female networks are essential to this process.
This program will encourage women to drive change and create momentum to build amazing futures for themselves, their communities and those around them. Harnessing the community-led power of social media, the Yanalangami campaign will shift the media perceptions of Aboriginal women, from one of disempowerment to empowerment. Centring our women’s voices, aspirations and dreams”
Dr. Belinda Russon, proud Yugambeh woman & Tranby’s CEO
The Yanalangami Program
The Strong Women, Strong Communities campaign will bring together, support and grow the skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female changemakers around Australia.
This exciting program will strengthen women’s self-confidence, professional skills and community networks to encourage Indigenous female-led change. It will inspire, connect and culturally ground women, together finding their strength and amplifying their voices as powerful agents of grassroots change.