The strength within
The second webinar of the new series explored the extent to which refugee community-led organisations are supporting people who are newly arrived in Australia, seeking asylum, or living as refugees elsewhere in the world, and how poorly understood and rarely acknowledged it is. The breadth and depth of assistance provided by mostly volunteer-run community-led organisations – as well as the unique challenges they face – can be invisible to those outside of refugee communities.
Maya Cranitch, Chair Refugee Council of Australia
Nedhal Amir, Mandaean Women’s Union in Australia
Fatma Mohamed, Somali Welfare and Cultural Centre
Kateryna Argyrou, Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO and Australia-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce
Jasmina Bajraktarevic-Hayward, President RCOA and Community Services Coordinator, NSW STARTTS