"Dual discrimination" faced by aboriginal women

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Professor Megan Davis. Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

Aboriginal women in Australia are facing what has been described by a leading rights advocate as "dual discrimination."

The indigenous peoples of Australia make up less than 5 per cent of the country's total population.

Many face intolerance because of their ethnic background; women face the extra element of discrimination because of their gender.

Professor Megan Davis is the Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a rights activist.

She was recently in New York to celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, marked annually on 9 August.

She has been speaking to Daniel Dickinson

Duration: 4'50"

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