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‘Hear us, see us’: a plea to the UN for Indigenous women

June Oscar tells of trauma, discrimination, and the link between jailing mothers and child removal.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner has used a speech to the UN in Geneva to demand the federal government take action on the rising rates of Aboriginal women in jail.

  • Lorena Allam
  • The Guardian

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women represent 2% of Australia’s female population but make up 34% of all women in prison, June Oscar told the Human Rights Council on Friday.

“The root cause is that Indigenous women continue to experience disproportionate levels of trauma and…

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