Our International Women’s Day event on Thursday 5 March was a great success. The event was held in collaboration with Benarrawa Community Development Association. Over 30 women and girls attended the event, which provided a safe and joyous space for dance, eating, chatting, cultural exchange, a sharing circle, and even some singing.
It was also a great opportunity for women and girls of all ages and cultural backgrounds to meet. There were demonstrations on how to tie African style head-wear, how to put on a Sudanese saree, and how to wear Indian choli lenghas (long skirts with tops and scarves) and sarees.
We thank the ladies who generously shared their expertise, namely, Esperance Kalonji, Fatima Feltis and Nimu Bakrania.
This event was the final activity for ECCQ’s SWEEP project, and was a chance for women who have participated in this project to come together, to meet other women from the broader community and share their skills and culture.
Students from Milperra High School also attended with their teacher Janelle Paterson and their enthusiasm and sense of fun was a great contribution to the event. Thank you also to Suelen Gavilan who volunteered to help on the day.
ECCQ’s SWEEP program is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs, through the Fostering Integration Grant.