9.2 Discrimination in combination – an international example

In this example, two forms of discrimination are suggested against aboriginal women: one based on gender and the second based on ethnicity.

According to Cathy Eatok, a senior policy officer in state government, Australia’s aboriginal female community experiences much higher rates of abuse than the rest of the population.

For why this should be the case, see www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2012/12/aboriginal-women-in-australia-face-abuse-says-an-aborigine/

Source: UN Radio (2012)