Gender Equality Advocate - Louise Wellington
Louise Wellington is an Aboriginal Australian and indigenous female activist who has helped facilitate access to public services such as health and education for women, men, elderly and disabled indigenous people in remote communities throughout central Australia. Wellington has been involved with setting up the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NASTIWA) in Canberra, assisting the board of directors with membership establishment and International Women’s day projects that honor inspirational indigenous women. She is currently working as a marketing and business development manager in an indigenous-owned building and construction company that was set up to reduce reliance on government-funding and to enable sustainable living on homelands for Aboriginal people. Her works focuses on SDG goals 5 and 10, and she speaks English.
This portrait was taken during a media day with civil society gender equality advocates that was held by UN Women on 17 March 2016 during the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown