• Galiwin'ku Women's Space

Welcome to the new website

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

Welcome to Galiwin’ku Women’s Space’s new website. Over the last six months we have been working hard to better understand the needs of our community and clients to find ways we can communicate better about who we are and what we do.

Our new website is one of the ways we believe we can share our hopes for our community, and inspire both women and men to create a vibrant and safe community for children – a community where culture is thriving.

There is lots to explore on the new website but we would like to highlight a few exciting new features:


We are so excited to share the stories of the amazing women who make GWS the hopeful and inspirational place that it is.

We are proud to feature these stories in the member’s own dhäruk (language) and to celebrate their tremendous commitment and achievement to making Galiwin’ku a safe and strong Yolŋu community.

Program and services

Our programs and services section provides clear information about what we do and how to access our service.

From crisis accommodation to educational and awareness activities, GWS is a positive and inclusive space that builds relationships based on trust and mutual understanding to provide culturally safe support to women and families.

Quick Exit

We understand it takes courage and the right time to request help. At the top right hand corner of our website you will find a black Quick Exit button. When you click this button it will redirect the page to google search to protect your privacy if you are no longer able to look at our website safely and without suspicion.


If you have ever wondered what it is the GWS does or why, this is the section for you. We know our work covers many areas and can sometimes be difficult to understand so we have gone out and asked community what questions they have for us.

Building up a selection of videos in Yolngu Matha, our most frequently asked questions should help us on the path to understand one another better.

And best of all, if we have missed an important question you can now submit your question directly to us to answer and get back to you.

News & Events

Our News & Events provides the latest details on what we are up to, and ideas and concepts we feel are worth sharing.

This is a great place for the community to find out when our next event will be or for Balanda to learn more about Yolŋu concepts like Gurrutu and how we embed them in our service.

Video and Audio Resource

We are putting together a great list of resources to help community and services understand and respond to violence safely. We are also working hard to create new videos and podcasts in Yolŋu Matha to create awareness and build trust.

We would like to encourage you to try out our audio headings to get a sense of Galiwin’ku and the strength of our culture.

Yolŋu Matha Highlights

In our work we often use a series of key Yolŋu words as they capture the ideas and descriptions better than their English translations.

Our Yolŋu Matha Highlights is new feature for the Balanda mala (non-indigenous people) to help you understand and follow shared resources, news and the language.


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