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