Recognition for the Islamic Women's Association of Queensland

A local organisation that empowers refugee and migrant women has been recognised at the Migration and Settlement Awards 2015.

The awards, hosted by the Migration Council of Australia, recognise outstanding individuals and organisations that assist migrants settle in Australia.

The Islamic Womens Association of Queensland (IWAQ) received the ‘Empowering Women Award’ for their efforts to promote safety, participation and leadership for refugee and migrant women. 

“This is the first year that this category has been included and Queenslanders should be proud that IWAQ has been recognised for the important work they do”, said Graham Perrett MP, Federal Member for Moreton. 

IWAQ provide a voice to migrant women and have a particular focus in assisting refugee women becoming more independent and resilient.

“Individuals and organisations such as IWAQ have played a key role in the success of modern, multicultural Australia.  Mr Perrett said.

“Social cohesion doesn’t just appear, it is created by the many individuals and groups in our community who work very hard to achieve it.” Mr Perrett said.

The Migration Council of Australia plays an outstanding role in highlighting the economic and social benefits of migration and diversity.

WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2015

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