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NPY Lands Women's Council

Category: Organisation
Location:Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY), NT, WA and SA, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council
  • Women's Council of NPY Lands
  • Summary Information:
    The Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands Women's Council was established in 1980 to ensure that women's needs were addressed in and beyond the struggle for land rights on NPY lands.

    According to the Council's website, the objectives of the council are to:
    " - provide a forum for Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara women to discuss their concerns;
    - promote women's membership of and participation in community councils, ATSIC Regional Councils and other organisations;
    - help individual women achieve further training, education and employment;
    - assist the establishment of appropriate health, education, cultural, artistic and social services;
    - promote and support the achievements and authority of women;
    - distribute information about issues of importance to women;
    - promote and encourage women's Law and culture".

    The Council now has 3000 women members.

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  • NPY Women's Council 'Young women go to summer school' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Management (APY)
  • Pitjantjatjara Council
  • People
  • Ngaanyatjarra People
  • Pitjantjatjara People
  • Yankunytjatjara People

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