Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

15    Foreign Affairs—Afghanistan—Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan

Senator Wright amended general business notice of motion no. 823 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—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.