Women’s health policy in Australia has had a tumultuous journey.
It has been only 60 years since all women have had the right to vote in Federal Government elections. It’s been 14 years since the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Strategy was published, without implementation funds.
Alina Thomas has been fighting for systemic improvements in women’s rights since her university days. In an immersive degree that enabled her to explore the intersection between social issues, political issues, reproductive issues and gender, Alina says she found her early motivation to start, advocating for change, a motivation which still burns brightly today.