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.
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.“
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Writers Wanted for Anthology
WestWords and the AAAC are thrilled to invite all writers from an African background to submit their work for consideration in an anthology, responding to the themes of LOSS and BELONGING. This will be a professionally produced collection of writing available as hard copy and online.
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.
12-20 December 2022
UN Working Group of Experts on Persons of African Descent (WGEPAD) Australian Visit
The WGEPAD would like to hear from civil society on the aissues listed.
Media & Announcements
WGEPAD Australia End of Mission Statement
African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC ) welcomes the preliminary recommendations made by the WGEPAD during its recent visit to Australia . As the findings...
UN Working Group of Experts on Persons of African Descent (WGEPAD) visiting Australia 12-20 December 2022
The main purpose of their visit is to receive as much information as possible regarding human rights issues facing persons of African descent in...
African Australians over-represented in Victorian prisons
The AAAC urges the Victorian government to work better with young people from African backgrounds in crime prevention strategies and to appoint multicultural community...