The African Women Australia’s Employment and Social Development Program aims to provide migrant African women with personal and professional development in the area of job skills, employment rights, immigration and citizenship, and driving support. This project goes a long way to support our community with aims to increase African Women’s opportunities for employment and social participation in Australia. There are 4 components: Job Skills Webinars, Australian Civics Webinars, Driving Lessons, and research consultations (via a feedback survey). All activities in this program foster opportunity to connect with high-profile stakeholders within the employment, legal, and multicultural sectors.
In case you missed any of the program activities, you can find links to the various Webinars below.
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 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.