Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Dr Anne-Marie Eades experienced 'vicarious trauma' during her research with Aboriginal women

Dr Anne-Marie Eades’ research found that trauma and other social burdens impact Aboriginal women’s health. What she didn’t expect was the personal toll that would follow.

UNSW Adjunct Senior Lecturer Dixie Link Gordon, Project co-initiator and Gumbangi woman Kowana Welsh. Image credit: Belinda Mason.

A unique book is sharing Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islander women’s stories of family and domestic violence and sexual assault in their communities.

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Aboriginal women only make up between 2% and 3% of the female population. But their rate of imprisonment has soared to a record high of 35%, writes Elizabeth McEntyre.