AWAU was proud to be part of the FECCA 2022 Conference. The theme for this year's conference was Advancing Multicultural Australia. FECCA Conference is Australia's premier conference on multiculturalism, diversity & inclusion, and migration. In attendance were AWAU President and Founder Juliana Nkrumah AM (left) and AWAU Director of Research Virginia Mapedzahama (right).
Juliana Nkrumah AM was a keynote speaker at the first session of the conference alongside Professor Megan Davis. She called on each of us to help all our communities understand the importance of the Uluru Statement of the Heart and constitutional recognition of our First Nations Peoples. AWAU stands in mighty solidarity with the traditional owners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As allies and accomplices, let us all remember to show up for Country, as it is our collective responsibility to carry their voices into all spaces on this land.
AWAU is Australia's national non profit organization aimed at changing the national narrative about African women from a deficit to an Afro-centric strengths-based narrative. We do this through research that drives our advocacy and outreach programming.
AWAU is a national non profit organization that seeks to become Australia's hub for the most comprehensive research, providing up-to-date and Afrocentric information about African women in Australia.
AWAU works within a strengths-based framework that is focused on advocacy for human rights and African feminisms.
AWAU is led by a team of highly skilled African women with a wealth of research and advocacy experience and multidisciplinary expertise in health, social, economic, political and non profit organizations.
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