The Gugan Gulwan Young Women’s Group (YWG) is a tailored program to meet the needs of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the ACT region.

The program is holistic in design and provides opportunities for the young women to engage in learning life skills, participate in group activities and educational information sessions. Participants in this program develop a deeper understanding of relevant contemporary issues affecting them, the ability to self-advocate and to improve their own personal development/identity in an environment that is safe, free from judgement and culturally sensitive.

 

Program content:

  • Cultural awareness and practices

  • Living skills

  • Healthy living

  • Nutrition

  • Advocacy

  • Self -confidence /self esteem

  • Teamwork

  • Healthy relationships awareness

  • Identifying and building informal and formal support networks

  • Social/Community inclusion

The Gugan Gulwan Young Women’s Group meets every Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm.

 

Objectives:

The core objectives and outcomes of the Gugan Gulwan Young Women’s group are: 

  • Engage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women through group activities;

  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles and decision making;

  • <p">Build healthy, safe and sustainable social networks for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women;
  • Encourage and promote cultural practices and understanding;

  • Provide a safe space for women’s business to be discussed.