Central Asian Women Alliance Australia (CAWAA)


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 women of Central Asian, following their spiritual or religious diversity: Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam

  • Central Asian Women Alliance Australia (CAWAA) – Advisory Board
  • 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.


Demographics & Countries
where women are included from:

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.We could include women from Middle East as part of Central Asian diversity, such as from the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Yemen. Many are refugees in Australia. However northern African countries’ residents join African women and youth organisations in Australia. Further validating the need to create a separate space for Central Asian and South Asian women and young girls.
We see little activity from migrant and refugee women from Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and UAE residing and working in Australia, especially within Victoria. Therefore, unsure where to look for participants.