When Australians welcome refugees to this country they want the refugees to feel as though they belong to the community and that over time they will see they have a role to play in Australian life.
Global Reconciliation will tailor workshops to build community harmony based on the needs of women in the African community who want to belong and reconnect after traumatic and challenging experiences.
“This grant will help us support African Australian women to up skill and feel better equipped to handle the mental and emotional pressures of both family and work life in a new community. It will allow us to run a program that focuses on developing African women’s skills as leaders in their homes and communities that shape positive futures”.
Organisation: Global Reconciliation
Sub-Fund: Loula Rodopoulos Sub-Fund
Global Reconciliation in partnership with African Family Services will run leadership workshops to prepare women for the pressures of both family and work life in a new community. The project will provide a safe space for African women to share their stories and experiences and to develop skills as leaders in their homes and communities.
Women who are incarcerated to create a music video telling their own stories.
Increasing the number of girls and women participating in decision-making in their schools, communities and broader society.
Training single mothers to advocate for their children and support other single mothers.
Culturally appropriate peer-led support for African women living with HIV.