The advisory board will be as diverse and intersectional as it possibly can be, and regularly consult member organisations or individuals for consultations. The need for these advisory boards are due to various Central Asian organisations being founded by and lead by men across Australia, having no power positions being given to women or youth nor are their annual multicultural events are doing justice to the challenges faced by women living in Australia with Central Asian roots. These advisory boards will be based on leadership competency, community service experience and a healthy relationship with their communities within or outside Australia.
It is important to acknowledge the gender diverse (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual and more) women of Central Asian, following their spiritual or religious diversity: Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
Central Asian Women’s Network Australia (CAWNA) – members organisations, allies or individuals sharing and creating education, employment, leadership or volunteer opportunities for Central Asian & Middle Eastern women in Victoria, specifically Melbourne.