For Aboriginal women, International Women’s Day is not a celebration

Aboriginal women are the “fastest growing” prison population in Australia and it is well-known incarceration rates for Aboriginal women are linked to the double discrimination women face in the criminal justice system on the basis of both race and gender.

Aboriginal women also spoke of the suffering resulting from child protection practices leading to widespread removal of Aboriginal children, including newborns, from their mothers at rates exceeding those that occurred under the discriminatory era of The Stolen generations.

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