Kate Chapman

Kate Chapman is a Yuwaaliyaay/Ngiyaampa woman born and raised on Ngunnawal country in Canberra. Kate works in Policy and Advocacy at Djirra, an Aboriginal organisation that works to prevent violence against Aboriginal women through legal and political advocacy and community engagement programs. Kate’s background is in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community development and primary prevention of family violence. Kate advocates for community-driven initiatives to address the intersecting forms of inequality that drive violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.