Grace Tame of Tasmania was named Australian of the Year for her work on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment and for her publicity work.
The 26-year-old from Hobart presented the award at a ceremony in Canberra on Monday evening, marking the first time a Tasmanian has won a title.
The department is committed to changing the lives and attitudes of women, an indigenous elder dedicated to cultural freedom and education, a social entrepreneur to help women access personal hygiene products, and a woman using her own immigrant experience to help others be recognized.
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Mrs. Tame wants more attention to be paid to the prevention and control of child abuse, especially sexual abuse of children, sorted out by abusers and through psychological manipulation.
She became the first woman in the state to win the right to express herself as a survivor of rape by being allowed to write her name in public at the hands of a math teacher who was abused as a 15-year-old.
Prior to her legal victory, Miss Tem was barred from speaking publicly about the crime she had committed, while her abuser – who had been jailed – was able to tell her story publicly.
Veteran Australian of the Year
Miriam-Rose Ungunmar’s Bauman Veteran Australian Winner of the Year Dr. Photo: AAP
The country’s New Year’s Eve has appealed to the public to better understand Indigenous culture and communities.
Miriam-Rose Ungunmar-Bauman, an aboriginal elder from the North, reflects Australia’s ial colonial history and modern multicultural community.
“We learned to speak your fluent English, walk the one-way street to learn the path of the white man,” says Dr. Ungunmar-Baumann.
“Now is the time to understand our time and how we live and listen to what our community needs.
“I hope you meet our half way to understanding our problems and making it better for our community and our youth.”
The 733-year-old worker, educator and artist became NT’s first qualified primitive teacher in 1955.
He later became a principal and consultant in the Department of Education, where he called for visual arts to be part of the education of all children.
Dr. Ungunmar-Bauman is on the National Indigenous Council which advises the federal government and has also established a foundation to help bridge the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities.
Its foundation is built on the values of grandmotherhood, tribal spirituality.
Young Australian of the Year
Isobel Marshall is the young Australian winner of the year. Photo: AAP
Isobel Marshall, an Adelaide student and social activist who fought ‘Period Poverty’, was named the 2021 Young Australian of the Year.
“The poverty of time is real,” said the 22-year-old.
“Periods should not be an obstacle to education,” said MS Marshall.
“These are not a cause for shame and menstrual products should be accessible and affordable. These are not a luxury or a choice. “
However, 30% of girls in the developing world drop out of school after puberty begins, and one in 10 women in the world cannot afford to buy menstrual products.
MS Marshall co-founded Tabruo, a stru tusrab product company in high school with friend Eloise Hall, with the goal of reducing stigma around periods and helping women access products.
Tabio also gave all her profits to a charity to help educate women in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
It partners with the Women’s Crisis Center of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to provide free pads and tampons to those in need of emergency accommodation in South Australia.
The organization works with the Naganiyatja Pitjantjatjara Yankunitjatjara Women’s Council across SA, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Australia’s local hero
Local hero winner Rosemary Curryuki. Photo: AAP
A Kenyan refugee has worked as a local hero in Australia to help female immigrants fight loneliness and settle in their new communities.
Rosemary Kariuki of NSW Oran Park urged Australians to open their doors to neighbors and reach out to strangers.
“When I say neighbor, I don’t mean just the people around me, I mean the people around you,” said Mess Kariiki.
“Be open and don’t be afraid to see any perceived difference because we as human beings have more in common than differences.
“We have an amazing opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions. Not to mention food, music and some dancing. “
The 60-year-old fled on his own in 1999 and was incredibly lonely for the first few years in Australia, prompting African immigrant women to start an annual dance to fight for segregation.
More than 400 women took part in the last annual dance, which is now in its 14th year.
There are also multicultural community liaison officers on behalf of the NSW police at the MS Kariwiki Paramamat station, who help immigrants exercise through processing.
Daniel Roche OAM, chairman of the National Australia Day Council, congratulated the awardees.
“Grace, Mary-Rose, Isobel and Rosemary are all committed to changing attitudes and changing lives in our society,” Mrs. Roche said.
“They are strong, determined women who work to break down barriers and uphold the rights of the people – especially the rights of women and children.
“They represent the Australian values of respect, tolerance, equality of opportunity and compassion. Because of them, others can go fair.