Are you interested in being part of reclaiming the narrative on violence against women for generations to come? African Women Australia Inc. is looking for people to join our project as conversation leaders (paid), facilitating discussions in your state/territory that will explore the diverse experiences of Black women and their views on racism, gender inequality and violence against women.
This project aims to build an alternative narrative for addressing violence against women in the national context, cross-link ideas for structural change and build solidarity platforms that link to black women's experiences of violence against women, to other violent systems of oppression.
Join our general meeting to hear more. We also hope to hear from you about other areas the project should focus on relevant to your state/territory, the context of Black Lives Matter, and policy on violence against women.
Date: Monday 17th May
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom
This Webinar featured two African presenters; Janerose Okello and Jane Njomo, who possess rich experience in migration and citizenship in Australia. The webinar provides specialist information on visas types regional migration and citizenship.
The Migrant Employment Legal Services facilitated this webinar. The webinar provides information about employee rights, workplace bullying and harassment, discrimination and racism in the workplace.
TAFE Digital, partners of AWAU, delivered the Job skills webinar. The series provides tips and skills to prepare African women to enter the workforce. It provides adequate information on effective CV and preparing for job interviews.
In this webinar, TAFE Digital provides exclusive information on the Be Employed Program, designed specifically for migrants. The webinar also highlights some tremendous benefits of this program and how you can enrol for 2021.
Funded by Nosakhele Women’s Group/Masimanyane Women's Rights International (MWRI)/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - $82,000
Aims: 1) Build an alternative narrative for addressing VAWG in the national context, thus building thought influence through radical action in a transformative way and 2) Work with the Australian women's sector to find ways to articulate the issues through articulation of collective struggles, provide a route to shift the dominant narrative.
Funded by the Department of Home Affairs - Fostering Integration Grant $38,500
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.