As today unfolds, we stand on the threshold of a significant milestone in the realm of human rights. It is with great reverence that we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a monumental document that articulates the inalienable rights and dignity of every individual across the globe. On this auspicious occasion, we are compelled to reflect on the progress made, the challenges faced, and the journey ahead towards a world where justice, equality, and human dignity prevail.
This event will bring together key experts from academia, community organisations, and local government services who are working with African diaspora communities in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) to critically consider what the report means for local community action.
African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC ) welcomes the preliminary recommendations made by the WGEPAD during its recent visit to Australia . As the findings indicate, there is much work to be done to address the many human rights issues facing African Australians. AAAC remains committed to pursuing these rights through its advocacy, policy and research work.
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 Australia, across a range of issues including:
Administration of and access to justice, law enforcement, racial discrimination, any disparity between provision of support services in areas of health, employment, housing, history and the legacy of past violations, Blackbirding, refugee policy and racism in the media.
As the outgoing chairperson, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this year’s Annual General Meeting, celebrating our 2020/2021 accomplishments.
African Australian Advocacy Centre is urging CALD communities to complete the census