Australia Day

26 January 2015

87 days to go

Eman Sharobeem

Eman Sharobeem has been an active advocate of migrants and refugees since 1987. Currently Eman is the Director of Immigrant Women’s Health Service (IWHS), Commissioner of Community Relations Commission NSW, Statutory Member Anti Discrimination Board NSW, Member of NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council, Convener of Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network (IRWN), Chairwoman of Non English Speaking Women’s Housing (NESH), Chairperson of Macarthur/Liverpool Regional Advisory Council and a Member of the Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS).

 In 2013 Eman was selected as a finalist in the Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, and was presented with a Certificate from the Parliament of Australia in recognition of her service and inspiration to Australian women. Eman also was nominated as one of the Most Influential Women in Australia in 2012, for her Human Trafficking and Forced Marriage Advocacy campaigns.

 Internationally Eman was a member of the UN task force/ Micro finance in The Middle East, USA Education treaties with the Middle East, and General Manager of the Department of International Relations of the National Council for Women/ Egypt. Eman is a co-author of the “HIV AIDS Epidemic in the Arabic Community” and Co-author of “Fairfield Community Cookbook, Harmony on a Plate”.

 Eman national and international work has helped to shape the global paradigm shift on women’s policies and programs, and to advance gender equality and health through a variety of positions, and with a number of partners – governments, multilateral and bilateral organizations, private foundations, and civil society. Eman has presented several papers nationally and internationally in the fields of Women’s Empowerment, Forced and

Arranged Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Domestic Violence impact on migrant and refugee women, and Micro Enterprises as a form of Community Empowerment. Her passion to community engagement and harmony was clearly indicated in the number of successful projects aimed at many small and minority groups in NSW which captured the attention of the ethnic and mainstream media as well.

 Eman is a Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, has a Master of Social Science and Bachelor of Business Administration.