During this year's Women's Health Week, we were absolutely thrilled to see a huge increase in the number of events held in Indigenous communities around the country.
In all, 108 events were held in First Nations communities in every state and territory (except ACT), reaching more than 2500 women and girls – a 414% increase on last year's event numbers.
The diverse range of events included Deadly Diva Days in the Kimberley, health checks on the Tiwi Islands, sexual health discussions in Nhulunbuy, women's health expos in Alpurruralam and Elliott, sexual assault workshops for indigenous health workers in Toowoomba and a three-day women's camp in Murray Bridge.
Brenda Jones (pictured left, above), Campaign Manager for Women's Health Week, attended one of these events in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, in which the whole community came together to present a health and wellbeing day for the girls of Tennant Creek High School.
Workshops included respectful relationships, smoking education, soap making, mindfulness, self-care and pampering, consent and law, cooking and nutrition and physical activity.