The first Oromo Interfaith Forum Held in Melbourne

(A4O, 2 June 2019) The half day Oromo Interfaith Forum held yesterday, June 1, 2019 here in Noble Park Aquatic Centre.
On this forum three Oromo religious leaders: Christian, Muslim and Waaqeffannaa delivered speeches about the importance of having a respectful relationship between wife and husband.
The forum aimed to promote family safety and cohesiveness in their life.
This event would help to raise awareness and understanding about respectful relationship and to challenge gender stereotypes and roles.
This faith-based activity was designed to explore the ways in which Oromo faiths leaders currently respond to family violence.
Victoria police and Wayss provided useful innervation information about family violence.
Oromo community in Melbourne and Advocacy for Oromia organised this forum unique to provide timely preventive information and orientation about family violence and family violence prevention strategies.
Message from the Advocacy for Oromia
– The prevention of family violence can be achieved by promoting respectful relationships, love and harmony that lead to gender equality: finding meaning in life and fostering a sense of belonging.
– (key words: equality, respect, relationships, love, meaning in life, sense of belonging)

About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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