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Motion: the role of SAWA in supporting women and children in Afghanistan

Penny Wright 25 Aug 2015

I move the amended motion:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

(i) the costs of political unrest fall disproportionately on the rights and wellbeing of women, and

(ii) the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan (SAWA)-Australia was established in 2004, and that SAWA-Australia (South Australia) was set up in 2010 as its first state branch;

(b) acknowledges the valuable work of these organisations, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for human rights, education, nutrition, health, safety and improving the self-esteem of Afghanistan's women and children; and

(c) acknowledges and welcomes the ongoing work of Professor Matthias Tomczak in his role as convenor of SAWA-Australia (South Australia) and as a leader in promoting the rights and wellbeing of women in Afghanistan.

Question put and passed.

This motion was supported by the Senate

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