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The African Australian Advocacy Centre

African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC) represents the African Australian Communities in the area of advocacy, research, and policy outcomes in collaboration with different stakeholders including but not limited to non-profit organisations, state and federal government, business, industry, the civil sector, academia and the philanthropic sector.

Advocating for Australians with an African origin

Report Launch

We Belong Here: Framework for Human Rights and Equity for Australians of African Descent

Cover of 'We Belong Here' report on human rights, featuring an African savannah sunrise and RMIT University logo.

Explore the AAAC Report’s crucial insights into the lives of African Australians, launching on 21 March 2024. Addressing racial profiling, educational barriers, and mental health, this report, endorsed by leading human rights experts, charts a path towards greater equality and opportunity in Australia. It’s a call to action for a more inclusive society, offering strategies for improved intercultural understanding and representation.

Download the Report & Make a Difference!

Dive into the AAAC Report to understand the vital issues and opportunities for African Australians. By downloading, you’re taking a step towards fostering an inclusive Australia. Be informed, be inspired, and be part of the change.

Download now and join us in shaping a brighter future.

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Leanne's Journey: A Beacon of Success and Empowerment

African Australian Advocacy Centre’s Student Work Placement Project Celebrates Success and Bids Farewell to Leanne McLean

Discover Leanne McLean’s transformative experience with the African Australian Advocacy Centre’s Student Work Placement Project. From cultural advocacy to community engagement, Leanne’s journey encapsulates the essence of growth, learning, and impact. Join us in celebrating her achievements and the program’s pivotal role in shaping future leaders.

Happy Human Rights Day!

75th Anniversary of Human Rights Day

Today we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and acknowledge the importance of upholding equality and combatting discrimination in our communities.

At the African Australian Advocacy Centre, we remain determined to create a society where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of their background or ethnicity. Through ongoing collaborations with organisations such as the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, we will continue to advocate for the protection of human rights.

Submission Announcement

In light of this commemoration, the African Australian Advocacy Centre is delighted to announce the submission of its comprehensive document to the Australian Government: “RESPONSE TO THE UN WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT RECOMMENDATIONS.”

This submission is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


A Milestone in Racial Justice: AAAC's Response to UN Findings

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (UN WGEPAD) has published a comprehensive report following their Australian visit, highlighting critical human rights issues and offering 107 concrete recommendations. The African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC) is at the forefront of this transformative journey, engaging in ongoing collaborations with the UN WGEPAD and Australian governmental bodies. Read the full article to explore these pivotal developments, and join us in championing a society where diversity is celebrated, and human rights are unequivocally upheld.

Transforming Justice

Discover how 107 recommendations are charting a new course for racial justice in Australia.

An unprecedented report by the UN WGEPAD unveils the realities and remedies for racial challenges faced by African descent communities.

Community Survey

Help Shape Our Future

Participate in Our Survey for the UN's Working Group of Experts on African Descent Advocacy Planning!

As you are aware the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (UN-WGEPAD) conducted a visit to Australia in December 2022 to assess the prevalence of racial discrimination and the human rights situation of Africans and those of African descent. The WGEPAD’s End of Mission report identified several key issues, which require urgent attention from the Australian African Community and the Australian Government (local to Federal). The Ten key findings of the Working group encompassed issues related to;

Take Part in the Survey

AAAC is conducting a survey which is essentially an expression of interest call out to see who may be interested in contributing to different working groups that will be established to guide and support AAAC’s work towards addressing issues raised in the report.

If you require further information, please email us.
We hope to form working groups and do a follow-up planning process in October and November following the UN-working group report in Geneva.


International Decade for People of African Descent

The United Nations General Assembly, through resolution 68/237, has designated the period from 2015 to 2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent. The resolution cites the need to enhance cooperation at the national, regional, and international levels to ensure that people of African descent are able to fully enjoy their economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights, as well as participate fully and equally in all aspects of society.

The theme for this Decade, as designated by the General Assembly, is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.

Read more from the provided links below.


United Nations Statement

On the Request of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent , the African Australian Advocacy Centre was honoured to facilitate ,the African Communities’ consultations in Australia and thanks all involved inthis noble cause.

AAAC supports the findings of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent and looks forward to continuing to advocate for better human rights and representation of African Australians.

ABC Daily News

Podcast: How are people of African descent treated in Australia?

PR Wire Announcement

UN Working Group of Experts on Persons of African Descent (WGEPAD) visiting Australia 12-20 December 2022

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