The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) was established under the Australian government’s commitment to address gender equality and as such the NATSIWA was formed under the “Gender Equality for Women Program”. The main purpose of NATSIWA is to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to have a strong and effective voice in the domestic policy advocacy process.
NATSIWA will work to deepen the skills Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have in telling their stories, identifying solutions for individuals and communities, and advocating for powerful and long-lasting change. NATSIWA will be an Alliance that brings Aboriginal women’s voices to both priority issues for government, and to emerging and hidden issues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and communities are facing.
NATSIWA will fill a gap in the current political landscape, enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to bring the concerns and issues from their communities, in their own words, with their own agendas and their own solutions.
- Strengthen the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
- To influence policy, through advocacy and representation
- To build capacity and work with other Alliances address women’s issues.
- NATSIWA is Auspiced by the YWCA Australia and funded by the Federal Office For Women.