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Vicky Welgraven: Women’s advocate and 2019 SA Australian of the Year Nominee


Proud Adnyamathanha woman Vicky Welgraven is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) women, ensuring their interests are represented – and their voices are heard.

A respected speaker with an engaging and consultative approach, she has lobbied Federal and State members of parliament on ATSI women’s issues in particular the impact of domestic violence on ATSI women, children and community and is a current member of the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women.

Vicky is a former SA representative of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA), representing them at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She was inducted in the South Australian Women’s Honour Roll in 2015, in recognition of her work as a strong advocate and ambassador for Aboriginal women’s rights.

Vicky is a champion of those impacted by family and domestic violence, promoting gender equality and respectful relationships through her role as a White Ribbon Advocate. Meanwhile, as Director of Our Watch, she seeks to address power imbalances leading to gender-based violence.  Finalist for ‘2019 Women in Innovation Awards in the category of: Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Government’  for my innovative approaches to reconciliation, Aboriginal history & culture; promoting gender equality, respectful relationships and an end to family violence. 


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