Gulnara Abbasova

Harmony Alliance

Gulnara Abbasova is Executive Officer of the Harmony Alliance and head of strategy and policy at Migration Council Australia (the auspicing body for the Alliance). She has a significant track record in civil society leadership and strategy across social policy, gender equality and human rights nationally and internationally.

Previously, Gulnara was Executive Director of the national peak body representing Australia’s migrant and refugee communities. She also led programs at two UN agencies and worked extensively in international advocacy on the rights and issues of Indigenous Peoples and ethnic minorities, as well as civil society participation.

Gulnara serves on a number of boards and committees focusing on professional regulation, access and equity, women’s empowerment and public health.

    4.00pm - 5.00pm

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Plenary Showcase: Ways of working: self-representation, collaboration and reconciliation

    A showcase of local and national initiatives highlighting the collaboration of multiple service providers to deliver community-defined requirements.


    Rnita Dacho, Refugee Council of Australia
    Kelly Sibanda, Multicultural Australia


    Speakers, Organisations/ Initatives 

    Joseph Youhana, National Refugee Advocacy and Advisory Group

    Gulnara Abbasova, Harmony Alliance

    Vicky Jacobson, Sediqa Karimi and Donata Sackey, Refugee Health Network Queensland

    Sally Baker, Sally Morgan and Aamir Ali, RESIG National Campaign #StudentsLikeUs

    Anne Hilton,  Wayne Briscoe, Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance Program


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