Wiyi Yani U Thangani—meaning women's voices in Bunuba language—sets out to capture and respond to the strengths, aspirations and challenges of First Nations women and girls. We acknowledge our First Nations matriarchs—our first mothers of this land—and pay our respects to them and our elders who watch over us, our Countries, waters and skies.
Hear Us, See Us exhibition at the United Nations, Geneva. 24 June - 8 July 2019.
This exhibition documents part of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Project, a ground breaking national conversation, led by Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Ms June Oscar AO, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls. The discussions explored the issues, challenges, strengths and achievements of these women and girls, building understanding of their priorities, challenges and aspirations for themselves, their families and their future.
Photos and vision by highly acclaimed photographer, Wayne Quilliam.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the following photos and videos may contain images and voices of people who have died.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.