Amara Hamid

Amara works towards advocating for greater involvement, leadership and activism in the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community, particularly ‘Women’ and is what to do with her life!

Amara Hamid arrived in Australia in 1988 as a refugee from Eritrea and is currently working with the City of Monash as a multicultural community development officer.

In her spare time Amara Volunteers with the African Women’s Network South East, Eritrean Women’s Group in the South East and the Victorian Immigrant Refugee Women’s Coalition to advocate for the rights of women throughout Victoria.

Amara is passionate about empowering women to become leaders in their communities and to advance to be leaders in this country.

Amara believes there are many challenges women face in general and more so for migrant and refugee women. She says: “I feel that if we provide opportunities for women, they can take care of their families, themselves and that of their wider communities”.