Welcome to the website of the African Women’s Federation of South Australia

The African Women’s Federation of SA (AWFOSA) is a community-based organisation which aims at empowering African women by equipping them with skills and knowledge that they need in order to be active participants, and contributors, in their local and wider Australian Community as far as in, socio – economic, cultural and political aspects.

The Organisation, also provides core settlement services to ensure these women and their families successfully integrate into the Australian society.

It provides a range of services such as intensive casework, youth settlement services, community connectedness, strengthening relationships programs, advocacy and networking, group sessions on relevant topics such as personal wellbeing, parenting, disability awareness etc.

 AWFOSA promotes a holistic approach to the needs of refugees in particular African women. It is Proactive and also responsive to the needs of its clients. In order to achieve its objectives, AWFSA has two paid workers, who are doing a marvellous job in keeping abreast with the demands and meeting the expectations of all stakeholders.

This Program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services Settlement Engagement & Transition Support Program (SETS)


Being a volunteer at AWFOSA really helped me in building my CV. It was a great learning experience for me!


The AWFOSA has been a great source of information for the women in our community.

Victoria Konteh

I attended an information session at the AWFOSA, it was a great opportunity to meet other like minded African women.

Hope Chol

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Red Cross: Welcoming our newest members

Lawuo, Layla and Beatrice are meeting at a community centre in Adelaide. They greet each other warmly and laugh as they share stories of what they have been up to. The women have many things in common – they all hail from Africa, they all had to flee their homeland for their safety, and they have all ended up living in Adelaide.


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