Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play a vital role protecting nature and cultural heritage for the benefit of every Australian. This report details the achievements of women Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas across Australia.
Download at this link: Strong Women on Country: The success of women caring for country as Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas
Through a series of powerful examples of individual and group achievements by Indigenous women rangers, the report finds:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are central to protecting Australia's natural and cultural heritage;
- Indigenous ranger and Indigenous Protected Area programs create a unique platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s leadership, in a wide range of ways;
- Employment as rangers empowers women and has transformative benefits for families, communities and the women themselves.
The success stories outlined in 'Strong Women on Country' show why now, more than ever, we need to recognise the value of Indigenous ranger jobs and Indigenous Protected Areas. These two programs should be expanded and secured for the long term.