Lunch with Janine Dureau

For our community in the Southwest of WA, you are welcome to join us for lunch to listen to the amazing work CEO KAWC Janine Dureau has been doing in the Kimberley. 

Janine has volunteered her time to lead Kimberley Aboriginal women’s leadership gatherings to discuss
gender justice, systems reform and self-determination through the eyes of Aboriginal women. She is a
strong advocate for structural and systemic reform to create opportunities for her people to selfdetermine
their own destiny.

Janine was integral in leading powerful campaigns including Stop the Forced Closures of Aboriginal
Communities. She was also critical to the establishment of the Kimberley Aboriginal Children in Care
Committee which contributed to the review and legislative changes of the Western Australian Children
and Community Services Act 2004, and the investment in early intervention strategies to strengthen
connection to family, culture and Country for Aboriginal children in care.

Janine is extremely passionate about succession planning and empowering emerging leaders by
equipping them with the relevant tools and skills to have a seat at the table, and in 2023 was the
recipient of the Bill Armstrong AO Human Rights Award. As CEO of the KAWC, she is excited and
committed to creating pathway opportunities for our women and young girls to rise and shine.

Ember Connect wishes to acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and we honour their deep continuing connection to land, sky, waterways and community.

We pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging who illuminate our journey to truth-telling, culture and conservation, which remains stronger than ever.