Our vision is to create positive change for women, families and communities on Jawoyn country.
We want to live in a world where our culture is respected and our knowledge is recognised and valued. We have a voice, we speak with pride and we listen deeply to one another. We use our collective skills, diverse traditions and knowledge to lead and support young people and families to grow strong, proud, confident, happy and healthy.
The name Strongbala Wimun Grup is Kriol language for “strong women’s group”.
It has grown through our Elders’ work and our desire to provide more holistic support for women, children and families, to promote cultural connection and wellbeing, and to empower women’s voices, leadership and enterprise.
The word ‘Banatjarl’ comes from the homelands where our group resides. Also known as King Valley, Banatjarl is a place of cultural significance for Jawoyn people. It is close to women’s sacred mermaid dreaming.
Banatajarl has always been, and continues to be, a place where women come together on country to connect, share culture and learn from Elders. It’s a place to heal and grow, a place where grandmothers, aunties, mothers, sisters and daughters find sanctuary and strength.