9th Mar 2016

Congress Celebrates International Women’s Day

Congress’ Alukura Women’s Health Service celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, hosting an open day for Aboriginal women to access information about Alukura and other Congress and external support services providing essential health and wellbeing support for Aboriginal women.

Over 200 women and children attended the event, which was enhanced by the participation of the Alukura grandmothers and exhibiting services including; Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit, Catholic Care NT and Central Australian Women's Legal Service in addition to Congress’ own Alukura Women’s Health Service, Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service, Main Clinic Service and Child & Family Service.

“International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity to celebrate and empower women and culture,” said Alukura Manager, Tahnia Edwards.

“Whilst we celebrate the positive advancements made by women over recent times, we also stop to recognise that there is still much to do to ensure that all women are treated equally and share the same health and social outcomes as others in Australia,” said Tahnia.

Alukura staff extend their appreciation to all who supported this important event.