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Support Asian Women's Friendship Association Inc.

Empowering Women From CALD Backgrounds
亞 洲 婦 女 聯 誼 協 會
About Us

Maximising the opportunities for women

SAWs is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides community education, health information and social activities to women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We foster social connection and strive to ensure that our programs promote and maximise the opportunities for women to access government and community sectors services and information.

SAWs has a number of social gatherings where you can participate in food, craft and friendship. We also organise training courses in a variety of subjects - Computing, Cooking, English classes etc. Furthermore, each year we celebrate on special days such as the Chinese New Year.

Our Vision

All women will be given the opportunity to express themselves in a healthy, safe and comfortable environment, and can develop the skills to take them wherever they want to go.

Our Mission

Empowering women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Encouraging women to fulfil their lives to their best abilities and strengths through education, health and social connectedness.

Our Values

We believe that women should be empowered to achieve true equality in society to reduce isolation and fear, and have the right to be independent. We recognise that women working together can improve their own lifestyles, strengthen social structure and build a better society. Therefore, we believe that SAWs can make a difference.


Latest Programs and Information

Contact Us

If you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us

Any further enquiry about the courses, donation and volunteering, you can contact us to find out.

Postal Address: Shop 4, Calwell Shops, Webber Crescent, CALWELL, ACT 2905

Donations Welcome

Your Support will make a difference

By making a donation to support SAWs programs, projects and much more needed services, you can help us to address disadvantage, change lives and create better futures for those women from CALD backgrounds, who come to us, to empower through our social connectedness and community education programs. To donate, please send us an email.

Our Present Supporters

Thanks to:

Government bodies:
• the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Office for Women
• ACT Government through the ACT Adult Community Education Grants Program
• ACT Office for Seniors and Veterans
• Library ACT

Private sectors:
• Calwell Alliance Church
• Australian Forensic Services (AFS)
• Kumon Tuggeranong Education Centre
• Stepping Stone Café -Holt
• Strathnairn Art – Holt

Volunteers Welcome

Looking for a way to give back to the community?

Volunteering is a great way to learn skills, make friends and give back to the community.
Volunteers are vital to ensuring the ongoing delivery of many of SAWs’ services and programs.
SAWs has a variety of volunteer roles on offer and we are currently recruiting for volunteers. For more information, please call us.