AAA partners with youth, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to information; accessible respectful services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create equity for all youth irrespective of their race, disability, employment status or their parents employment or education status/attainment.
Our vision is for Australians of African origin to enjoy the same rights as all Australians, and to be able to participate and contribute as part of a fully functioning multi-cultural society.
To advocate for, and support people of African origin living in Australia to achieve a healthy, prosperous, safe and secure future.
AAA brings together Australian African groups across the following countries: Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa.
New migrants arrive with high hopes, but often encounter exclusion, discrimination and inadequate social supports, which in turn can lead to low self-esteem, inability to adjust, and poor mental health.
According to the 2016 Australian Census, there are more than 380,000 people of African heritage living around Australia. Approximately 60% of overseas African migrants to Australia reside in Greater Melbourne. While the last decade has seen an increase in the diversity of African-born migrants to Australia, most arrival immigrants are families with young children. African refugees to Australia have called for an increase in family migration numbers to allow family members to join earlier generations of immigrants, as well as a skilled migration program to help meet skills shortages in the economy.