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Women Empowerment & Leadership is a Springfield-based non-profit association committed to advocating for women's rights locally and globally.

Women Empowerment & Leadership: Community update, February 2024

Daniel Bouwmeester January 28, 2024 3 min read

Women Empowerment & Leadership (WEL) is a Springfield-based non-profit association committed to advocating for women’s rights globally and helping empower women to become leaders in society. We have helped evacuate around 600 Afghan refugees to Australia through Australia’s emergency evacuation process. WEL is led by founder and president Rita Anwari and vice president Pushpa Vaghela,…

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A duo of women-led associations proudly hosted the panel "No Fear to Speak Out" in Ipswich early last month to raise mental health awareness.

Speaking out about mental health

Daniel Bouwmeester October 26, 2023 3 min read

A duo of women-led associations proudly hosted a mental health awareness panel in Ipswich early last month. Springfield-based Women Empowerment and Leadership (WEL), in collaboration with the Islamic Women’s Association Australia (IWAA), held the “No Fear to Speak Out” event at Brothers Leagues Club in Raceview, Ipswich, on October 8. The purpose of the panel…

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