Led by women’s law, authority & culture NPY Women’s Council is directed by a board of Aboriginal women from 26 remote communities. Women’s Council delivers vital health, social & cultural services to remote Aboriginal communities in the central desert region of NT, SA & WA (NPY Lands). Find out more and donate to our programs below.
Ngangkari Traditional Healers
For thousands of years, Ngangkari have looked after the physical and emotional well-being of their people and communities. The Ngangkari program supports traditional healers work in NPY Land communities and regional hospitals.
Child & Family Wellbeing Service
Our Child and Family Wellbeing Service works with children and families to address barriers that affect child, family and community wellbeing. The Service support family’s capacity to care for children who are considered at risk through two programs: the Child Nutrition Program and Walytjapiti (Intensive Family Support).
More than half the population in the NPY Lands are 24 years or under. The Youth Service helps young people living in remote central Australia achieve their goals and thrive through recreation, education and advocacy services.
Tjungu Aged & Disability Service
The NPYWC Tjungu team work together with families and carers to provide support, respite, advocacy and case management to older people and people with disabilities. The Tjungu team provides support for people to live in their communities so that family relationships and spiritual connections with country can be maintained.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise, enabling Anangu women to earn their own income from fibre art. Tjanpi represents over 400 Aboriginal artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY Lands. Tjanpi field officers travel to communities and buy artwork, generating local income. Tjanpi also supplies art materials and facilitate skills development workshops.
Domestic & Family Violence Service
Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku (Good protection for all women). The Domestic and Family Violence team help overcome cycles of violence with care and respect.
Law & Culture Meetings
NPY Women’s Council supports senior Anangu women passionate about sharing traditional law and culture with younger female relatives through an annual meeting that attracts over 300 women from across remote central Australia. Coming together to share cultural knowledge and to perform sacred songs, dances and ceremonies helps to ensure the continuity and maintenance of Aboriginal women’s Law and culture.