Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit in Melbourne
Written on the 26 June 2017
It was a great pleasure to be invited to speak at the Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit in Melbourne recently.
The focus was on the contribution of African women to the Australian society from the perspective of the 380,000 African born Australians.
In Melbourne the largest African populations are from Sudan, Somalia Ethiopia and Mauritius but there are other African communities including South Africa, Cameroon, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
This summit enabled the discussion of shared experiences, failures and successes.
This was a platform for African Australian women and the results will provide a valuable resource for those who work with the African community in Victoria.
I had the honour as Chair of the Family and Community Development Committee to table the Report 'Betrayal of Trust' in the Victorian Parliament on November 13, 2013.
This Report was a result of the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations conducted by the Family and Community Development Committee.
Premier Dr Denis Napthine said, "this is a significant and historic Inquiry and the first of its kind in Australia. The Committee has delivered an outstanding report with 15 very important recommendations."
To read more about the Inquiry, including the Report and tabling speeches by Members of the Committee click here.
Tabling the Report "Betrayal of Trust.'
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