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Galiwin'ku Women's Space
Galiwin’ku Women’s Space (GWS) is another example of strong women stepping into leadership roles for their community. The space is run and led by Yolŋu women. It supports and empowers women on Elcho Island who are experiencing domestic and family violence. GWS offers crisis accommodation, case management and outreach support for at-risk women and children. GWS also facilitates community education sessions to help address the underlying drivers of domestic and family violence.
GWS have 3 underpinning principles – Gurrutu, Client-led and Two Worlds. These principles guide their culturally safe approaches to the education, support and safety of women and families. Yolŋu women work alongside the Elcho Island community, Yolŋu leaders and Elders (both men and women), and researchers to create a stronger and safer community for everyone.
You can learn more about Galiwin’ku and the Yolŋu women who run the space.