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Miss Africa Perth 2017

The WA AIDS Council once again sponsored the Miss Africa Perth event for 2017, which was held on Saturday 27th May.

Miss Africa Perth is an event that showcases African heritage including culture, fashion, traditions, music and art. It provides a snapshot of cultural and social identities and serves the purpose of strengthening community cohesiveness and promoting cultural understanding. This event empowers young African women to become role models for their communities.

The WA AIDS Council have sponsored this event since 2015 and work to empower African community leaders to take ownership of HIV. As part of the sponsorship this year, our Training and Development Coordinator, Reena D'Souza, provided HIV education to the Miss Africa contestants on Saturday 20th May, each of them ambassadors for youth and culture in their communities. WAAC also offers the contestants ongoing support for HIV education in their communities and provides future opportunities for them to be involved in HIV education initiatives.

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To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.