ACHIEVEMENTS

2019 - Instyle and Audi Women of Style The Advocate for Acceptance Human Rights Award

2016 - Women's Weekly Qantas Women of the Future Award Finalist

2016 - AusMumpreneur Rising Star Award Finalist

2016 - Cosmopolitan Magazine Humanitarian of the Year Award Finalist

2015 - Keynote speaker at the Commonwealth heads of state meeting in Malta

2014 - The Advertiser South Australia’s 50 most Influential Women

2013 - Amnesty International Human Rights Activists to watch in 2013

2013 - Madison Magazine Australia’s Top 100 Inspiring Women

2013 - Australian Representative at the Inter-continental African-Australian Dialogue

2012 - Multicultural Youth SA Human Rights Honour Roll

2011 - Young South Australian of the Year

2011 - Young African Australian of the Year

2011 - Australian Representative at the Commonwealth Youth Forum

2011 - Human rights honor roll

2010 - Represented Australia at the Harvard National Model United Nations

2010 - Soroptimists International Adelaide Esther Bright Travelling Scholarship

2010 - YWCA Australia nominee for the Mary Robinson Award for Young Women’s Leadership in Human Rights

2009 - Premiers/Channel Nine Young Achiever of the year

2009 - Channel Nine Young Achiever RAA Driving Force Leadership Award

2009 - Pride of Australia Young Leader Medal

2009 - South Australia’s Women’s Honor Roll

2009 - Received the student citizenship award and medallion from the order of Australia

2008 - Young Citizen of the Year for the city of Charles Sturt

2008 - Multicultural Youth Ambassador

2008 - Awarded role of Multicultural Youth Ambassador

South Australian Delegate to the 2020 Youth Summit

ACTIVISM

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Being chosen as Young African Australian of the Year, meant a lot to be recognised by my own community, especially when my advocacy about issues such as domestic violence and female genital mutilation causes embarrassment.

 

In addition to this, having been named as Young South Australian of the Year was a huge achievement and symbolised recognition of the contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities to South Australia.

Being invited as a keynote speaker at the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM) Women’s Forum in Malta, was a great honour. Even having been invited by the United Nations Population Fund to speak at an event on female genital mutilation as part of the Commission on the Status of Women, was an incredible experience. I am also proud to have represented Australia at the Inter-Continental African Australian Dialogue. I held a seat at the table beside high political officials where I negotiated relations between Africa and Australia.

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