NPY Women's Council

NPY Women’s Council is led by women’s law, authority and culture to deliver health, social and cultural services for all Anangu. NPYWC is a leader in the provision of human services in the NPY region. In 1980 NPY Women’s Council began as an advocacy body based on the need for Anangu women to have a voice in conversations on land rights, policy and cultural affairs. Proudly Anangu led, NPYWC is governed and directed by Aboriginal women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory – an area covering 350,000 sq km. One of many NPYWC services is the DFVS.

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What are we doing?

Malparara-Malparara Team

Through the Malparara-Malparara project, the women are developing an Anangu approach to primary prevention, which includes healing through strengthening connections with culture, Country, art and story and engaging across the generations of women to support younger women in the NPY region. As an Anangu-led primary prevention initiative, the Malparara-Malparara project has a long-term vision and has identified key short- and medium-term outcomes.
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impact areas

What are our impact areas?

Justice & safety

Other areas of focus

What are our other impact areas?

Domestic & family violence

First Nations populations

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