AFMW celebrates NAIDOC week

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Learn about the AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Medicine Project

Project background

The AFMW Fabric Square entitled “Purple Bush Medicine Leaves”, was painted by emerging indigenous artist, Louise Numina Napanangka. The colours of the motif on the square reflect those of the AFMW logo, including the purple of the suffragette movement from around the time MWIA was established.

Louise has painted the Bush Medicine motif, as taught and pioneered by her auntie, Gloria Petyarre, renowned Aboriginal artist from Utopia, Central Australia.

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This project’s aims are to:

  • achieve parity in the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical professionals, particularly Medical Women
  • foster leadership development in First Nation Medical Women through attendance at National and International Medical Women’s events, with support from allocations by the Project.