‘The importance of mothers & families in lowering the indigenous incarceration rate.’
7pm Wednesday 8th March (IWD)
Coombs Lecture Theatre, ANU (new location) Link to ANU Map
Josephine Cashman is a Worimi woman from New South Wales. She is a lawyer, businesswoman and social entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience on working on projects to create social and economic empowerment with Indigenous communities.
In 2013, Josephine was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Indigenous Advisory Council and Chair of its Safe Communities Committee. More recently Josephine was appointed as Secretary of the Board of Directors at Gadigal Information Service.
As a lawyer, Josephine worked for more than nine years in the Australian courts and has worked in consultancy and voluntary roles for a variety of private, public and non-profit sector organisations. Josephine recently spoke at a special session on violence against Indigenous women and children at the United Nation’s full Human Rights Council in Geneva and is widely acknowledged for her work at all levels of the community to help bring an end to violence.