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The Muslim Women’s Association of SA (MWASA) nominated team member Shaista for the Irene Krastev Award at the International Women’s Day Lunch held in Adelaide on the 5th March 2015. This was done in appreciation for her work at MWASA.
Shaista was successful in being a finalist for this award and the MWASA team is very proud of this achievement.
The Irene Krastev Award is an award for community spirit and work. Qualities that the International Women’s Day Committee seeks to recognise, value and commend through this award include:
- Community involvement in SA
- Participation in community activities
- Achievements in community work
- Leadership in women’s groups
- Volunteer work with women
- Individual and women’s groups; mentoring individuals and providing support to individuals and groups
To stay informed about future awards and events organised by the International Women’s Day Committee of SA, click across to their webpage by clicking here.
In December 2013 the University of South Australia presented MWASA with an award for ‘Muslim and non-Muslim understanding’, to honour our effort in the building
of bridges of understanding over the last 20 years.
Through our Cross Cultural training and various other programs we reach over 400 individuals yearly in educating them about Islam and Muslims. Through these
programs we encourage people to think beyond religious and cultural differences and focus on the character of people.
MWASA would like to acknowledge and thank the University of South Australia for initiating this award that helps foster understanding and respect among people of
different backgrounds and religions.