The Network of Immigrant and Refugee Women of Australia Inc. (NIRWA) is an independent body that seeks to advocate for immigrant and refugee women at the national level by working to achieve cultural, social, economic, education and gender equality for immigrant and refugee women living in Australia.
Our guiding principles are:
To acknowledge, respect and value the diversity of women of culturally and linguistically diverse (cald) backgrounds.
To facilitate opportunities for cald women to participate in and contribute to the network through leadership, mentoring and mutual support.
To uphold the principles of human rights, social justice, gender equality, and access and equity.
To recognise and value cald women’s life experience, skills and knowledge, and their contribution to the wellbeing of society.
To promote peace, harmony, democracy and community capacity in Australian society.
To be accountable to our members and relevant stakeholders.