Human rights activists recognised at awards night

Dameyon Bonson winner of this years Dr Yunupingu Award for Human Rights

Found here.

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The Stringer: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

“Western Australia’s Kimberley based Dameyon Bonson is of the Northern Territory’s Mangarayi people and also from Maubiag Island in the Torres Strait. He is the founder of the Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation and has become a leading voice on LGBQTI and is dedicated to suicide prevention and improving the social health of his peoples”

http://thestringer.com.au/national-indigenous-human-rights-awards-the-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-rights-struggle-speaks-to-and-defines-this-nation-11020#.ViNUlPkrLIV

BR Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackRainbowAustralia?fref=ts

Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights National Consultation Report • 2015

Report from the Australian Human Rights Commission (2015)

Full text:

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/document/publication/SOGII%20Rights%20Report%202015_Web_Version.pdf

Chapter 11: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

IndigiLez case study:

“Indigilez is a place where the women find connection. Indigilez provides the safe place for Indigenous women to speak their mind and tell their journey of sexuality and culture. Indigilez empowers and provides leadership to a minority group of women that were once isolated, discriminated against and not treated equal. Indigilez uplifts the spirits and encourages healthy life style choices for today and the future.” – pg. 62.