Euphemistically, the Hummingbird effect is about creating innovation; and with this concept, so was born WASEMA – Women’s Association of South East Melbourne Australia.
WASEMA began as an informal network at the end of December 2015, where twenty women’s groups came together in collaboration, working collectively to achieve each individual group’s particular aims and goals.
Through trust and common vision, our informal network took the decision to incorporate on 28th July 2019, so as to be able to deliver services and activities more effectively in the communities that our women’s and community groups represent.
OUR PURPOSE :-
“To increase the mental wellbeing and social and economic capacity of Women from all cultural backgrounds.”
Establish and run Women’s Friendship Cafes to provide culturally appropriate education, mentoring, and well-being opportunities for women across Victoria;
Provide information about women’s issues and opportunities to engage in community programs, including in collaboration with other women’s welfare agencies and service;
Provide a safe space for women to work together on common projects, grants, events and activities;
Advocate around issues relevant to the welfare of women of multicultural backgrounds.
Provide a network for women’s groups to share activities, experiences and challenges
ALL WOMEN ARE IMPORTANT
“The Women’s Association South-East Melbourne Australia (WASEMA) is a diverse local network which strives to build an inclusive society and celebrate the achievements and important role played by women in the community. The work of WASEMA promotes equality, building strong support networks and employment opportunities for women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.