We are proud to announce that we launched our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan on 22 October 2019 at the Melbourne Town Hall. Our Reflect RAP was launched by Tanya Hosch, AFL’s General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy. Christine Ross, acting CEO of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance, also addressed the audience. The launch was followed by a Public Forum at which Nyadol Nyuon delivered a keynote address. Vivienne Nguyen, chair of Victorian Multicultural Commission, shared her personal journey as a refugee in her deeply moving speech. Harmony Alliance Council Members also shared their stories and journeys with the audience and encouraged them to share their voices too.
It was an afternoon of vibrant, deep, and passionate discussions amongst women from all walks of life who came together to reaffirm our commitment to ongoing reconciliation and respect. The migrant and refugee women present at the event reiterated their commitment to take responsibility for actively learning about Australia’s history of dispossession and to constantly reflect on our own position as migrants in relation to the traditional owners of the land we call home. As the national alliance of migrant and refugee women, we fully support this commitment and encourage all our members to actively work towards genuine respect and reconciliation.