Funded by the Department of Home Affairs - Fostering Integration Grant $35,000 (GST Exclusive)
Aim: To ensure that African women in Australia have access to employment and legal information, job skills capacity building and driving lessons to ensure they are ready for employment and social development during and after COVID.
Funded by the Australian Government - Department of Health and Ageing - Health System Capacity Development Fund $87,859
Aim: To capacity build a team of Spokespersons and Advocates to: 1) Increase understanding of FGM and its consequences, 2) Increase support for women and girls affected by, or at risk of FGM and 3) Help communities to move towards abandonment of the practice.
Funded by the Australian Government - Australia’s Human Rights Framework - Education Grants $109,035
Aims: 1) Conduct a ‘Train the Trainer’ Program on Human Rights for young women and support them in running training for their respective communities and 2) collect stories of African men and women about life experiences in settlement in Australia told through the conduct of the ‘Human Rights Courts of Testimonies’. See the Report here.
AWAU is proud to grow our reach and impact of our work with communities of young women of African descent. To support this endeavour we have developed a Youth Leadership Initiative which aims to:
Leading this portfolio is Director of Youth Leadership, Angelica Ojinnaka, a young African-Australian of Nigerian descent. Angelica is an emerging researcher, established advocate and social media writer. She is an active advocate for minority populations and youth engagement across diverse social and health environments. She holds several leadership roles including in the Orygen Youth Research Council. Angelica is passionate about raising the voices and profile of minority women and youth through her populous and academic work.
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