2023 ACT Girl of the 12 months Betty Macharia.

The 2023 ACT Girl of the 12 months is neighborhood sector employee Betty Macharia, an African Australian lady who has devoted a few years to volunteering within the ACT neighborhood providers sector.

She has served as the manager secretary of the African Australian Council ACT and as an govt within the East African Group Affiliation.

Ms Macharia co-ordinates assist for susceptible ladies and is captivated with making a distinction in psychological well being, home and household violence and overcoming boundaries for culturally and linguistically numerous communities. In 2022, Betty pioneered and led the supply of a cultural Ladies’s Well being Week occasion themed “Dera Night time – Our Well being, Our Manner’”.

ACT 2023 Younger Girl of the 12 months, Sophie Aboud.

The 2023 ACT Younger Girl of the 12 months is Sophie Aboud, a sexual violence activist. Via the STOP Marketing campaign, Ms Aboud led the analysis and writing of the protected response toolkit, a complete useful resource for victim-survivors of sexual violence and their supporters within the ACT.

The 2023 ACT Senior Girl of the 12 months is Jenny Mobbs, CEO for the Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT.

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Ian Meikle, editor