“We, the citizens of Oromians, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of age, sex, region or religion, to build a democratic society based on justice and equality so as to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for our Oromo nation.”
FIVE Nation Building Principles
History shows that people can improve the world by bringing diverse citizens together to work on common purposes and problems. This has been the world experience with nation-building, when it has worked best. We, Oromo, need serious nation-building at home and abroad today.
We remain optimistic that our Qubee generations are poised to become another generation of nation-builders based on the following five principles:
Ummta-People: Nation-building is about people. Large forces do not move history. People move history.
Kaayyoo-Purpose: Small beginnings must serve larger purposes. Generations must see the value in what they’re doing.
Amna Dheeraa-Long Process: Nation-building is a process which does not produce clear, quick results.It is a gradual process that produce strong nation in a long walk to nation- building.
Furmaata-Solution-focused: Leadership must start small, addressing basic problems.
Hirmaannaa-Participation: Nation-building always requires participation; there must be communication between people on the ground and people in distant for common purposes.
Advocacy for Oromia was established in 2010 with the purpose of enabling and empowering Oromo people by providing accurate and timely information that will help to make better choices to create the kind of future in which they wish to live.
It also provides information focus on the major issues facing us in the 21st century and it is going to try and bring a balanced approach with factual information that is positive and solution based.
The website has been in operation for the last seven years with the mission of promoting and advancing causes of Oromo people through advocacy, community education, orientation and information, cultural performances, awareness raising and promotion.
The website is also the official site of Advocacy for Oromia Association in Victoria Australia Inc., a non-profit organisation, registered under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 in Victoria as April 2014.
Advocacy for Oromia Office
39 Clow St,
Dandenong VIC 3175
247-251 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
P. O. Box 150
Noble Park, Vic 3174
With your support, we can continue to help community build a better future.
Advocacy for Oromia Mental Health Program
The aim of the program is to improving the mental health and well-being of Oromo community in Victoria. It aims to assist those experiencing, mental ill-health, their families and carers of all ages within this community to address the social determinants of mental health for Oromo community. It helps:
Identify and build protective factors,
Reduce stigma and discrimination
Build capacity for self-determination
Better understand mental wellbeing, mental ill-health and the impacts of trauma
The goal of the project is to increase mental health literacy of Oromo community that aims:
To assist people with mental health issues
To increase the capacity of mental health worker
To better understand mental wellbeing
To provide mental health education and information
To address the social and cultural causes of mental health issues
Advocacy for Oromia will organise information session, women performance, radio programs,
culturally adopted conversations on Oromo Coffee Drinking ceremony, providing training for
mental health guides and forum and producing educational materials on the selected groups
and geographical area.
FGM Education Program
The FGM Education Program is a community based reproductive health programme set up in response to the rising number of FGM women settling in Victoria from Oromia, East Africa that practice FGM.
Community Safety Program
The program aims to strengthen existing collaborations and identify opportunities for the development of partnerships aimed at community safety and crime prevention activities. This approach seeks to improve the individual and collective quality of life by addressing concerns regarding the wider physical and social environment. Importantly, community safety means addressing fear of crime and perceptions of safety as without this any actions to address the occurrence of crime and anti-social behaviour are of less value.