NAIDOC WEEK 5-12 JULY 2020

Megan Davis

2010
Scholar of the Year

Megan Davis is Director of the Indigenous Law Centre at the University of New South Wales and is the first aboriginal women to be appointed to a permanent United Nations Forum.

Her traditional country is Warra in Southern Queensland belonging to the Barragum language people.

Among her many achievements, she participated in drafting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is the first Aboriginal woman to be appointed to a permanent United Nations forum. Megan has recently Megan became and independent expert on the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Megan is a leading scholar on Indigenous legal rights and heads a team at the University of New South Wales conducting groundbreaking research into violence against women and children.

As a scholar, lawyer and human rights advocate, Megan Davis is a powerful force in bringing Australian Indigenous issues to the forefront on a national and international stage.