Ms Dhu 5d - Hannah McGlade


 Dr Hannah McGlade, a Noongar human rights lawyer and Senior Indigenous Research Fellow at Curtin University, has long been writing on  the violence experienced by Aboriginal women and children and the pervasive culture of silence, inaction and marginalisation of victims / survivors. She has been involved in advocating around Ms Dhu’s case. In 2016, she addressed the UN at a panel discussion on the rights of Indigenous Peoples at the 33rd Regular Session Human Rights Council (from 42:30). In this address, she referred to the violent deaths of three young Aboriginal women: Ms Dhu, Andrea Pickett and Lynette (Norma) Daley.

‘Aboriginal women were absolutely suffering extreme violence and having no one to go to – the state is part of this problem…still now, you can see many very serious offences against a woman with no accountability in the justice system…’

Dr Hannah McGlade



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