Senior Project Officer and Women’s Advocate
Advocacy, Health, Indigenous Affairs, Domestic Violence Advocacy, Government
Travels from Adelaide, SA
Proud Adnyamathanha woman Vicky Welgraven is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) women, ensuring their interests are represented and their voices are heard. Vicky is also a wonderful Mother and Wife.
A respected speaker with an engaging and consultative approach, she has lobbied Federal and State members of parliament on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s issues and the impact of Family and Domestic Violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and community. Vicky is a current member of the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women. Vicky is a former SA representative of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA), representing them at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She was inducted in the South Australian Women’s Honour Roll in 2015, in recognition of her work as a strong advocate and ambassador for Aboriginal women’s rights.
Vicky is a champion of those impacted by family and domestic violence, promoting gender equality and respectful relationships through her role as a former White Ribbon Advocate. Meanwhile, as Director of Our Watch, she seeks to address power imbalances leading to gender-based violence. Vicky was a Finalist for the 2019 South Australian / Australian of the Year Awards.
Vicky was a Finalist for the ‘2019 Women in Innovation Awards in the category of: Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Government’ for her innovative approaches to reconciliation, Aboriginal history & culture; promoting gender equality, respectful relationships and an end to family violence. In 2018 Vicky was the Winner of the ‘Individual Flame of Change Unifying Support (FOCUS) Awards’ for her outstanding advocacy and campaigning for an end to Family and Domestic Violence.