‘A Night From The East’ – Our First Women Only Event

‘A Night From The East’ – Our First Women Only Event

In response to the needs of newly-arrived women in our SCARF community, we held our first ever women-only event on Saturday December 10. The night featured belly dancing, henna artistry, home cooked food, and an opportunity for women and girls from all cultural backgrounds to meet and socialise. Over 50 women came along to the inaugural event, prompting us to ensure women-only events are a permanent feature on the SCARF calendar in 2017!


The night began with a performance and workshop from our wonderful belly dancers, Tara and Nadia, who set the scene for a night of dancing and fun.

Tara performed belly dance for the group. Later, she led a workshop.


Later, the group shared cuisine made from home. Attendees enjoyed a variety of foods from around the world.



Next, the group had a chance to decorate their hands with gorgeous Henna designs.

Thanks to our wonderful social inclusion volunteers and community members, our first women-only event was joy-filled evening of friendship and culture. We were glad to have received some positive feedback, with one woman from Syria remarking:

“I’ve been in Australia for more than 3 years now, and haven’t seen such an amazing event. You made us happy.”

Facilitating opportunities for community connections and social inclusion is critical to the successful resettlement process for people from refugee background, and thus forms an integral part of our wrap-around SCARF support. If you’d like to come along to our next social activity, keep an eye on our Facebook or Upcoming Events page. 


Did you know that SCARF relies entirely on public donations and small grants to keep our life-changing programs funded, rent paid and welcome mat out for former refugees? Your support, big or small, means we can keep doing what we do best: providing wrap-around, friendship-based support to former refugees navigating the many challenges of life in a new country. Every dollar you give counts for our community! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to SCARF today.