A public meeting was organized by Shakti Australia. Renowned women leaders spoke about being a catalyst for social change with emphasis on advocacy against all forms of gender-based violence and cultural oppression.
Managing committee members Sadia Tabassum and Sabrin Farooqui represented Shakti NSW on “White Ribbon Day 2018” which aims to highlight the issues of prevention of men’s violence against women as well as gender equality.
Shakti NSW organised a workshop to empower migrant and refugee women to help them integrate into Australian work environment and society. This workshop focused on building skills based on abilities, healthy relationships, budgeting skills and connecting with different communities.
Migrant & Refugee women’s support group Shakti NSW hosted the InteGreat Conference, focusing on refugee resettlement and domestic violence
Some of the issues touched on were: the gender pay gap in leadership roles, the difficulties of finding employment for CALD women who face both gender and racial discrimination, barriers to integration for refugees, and access to social justice for women and refugees, such as lawyers and advocacy organisations.