This report examines the experience of young Australian-African people in the City of Greater Dandenong, providing insight into the systemic issues impacting upon this group from the unique perspective of the young people themselves. This report examines the experience of young Australian-African people in the City of Greater Dandenong. It aims to provide insight into the systemic issues impacting upon this group from the unique perspective of the young people themselves. In doing so, the report provides a snapshot of a local community at a time where specific and difficult issues were being encountered.
The report has been prepared consistent with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (Commission) responsibilities to seek to undertake research to reduce discrimination under section 162 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic) (EOA) and to gather information from the community in line with its responsibilities to administer the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic) (RRTA).
Consistent with the Commission’s responsibilities under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 , the report examines the issues raised using a human rights framework to describe and analyse the factors young people report as impacting upon their daily lives.
In response to community requests, the report’s primary purpose is to provide a voice for Australian-Sudanese young people. Accordingly, the research methodology was grounded in the active participation of community members, consistent with a human rights framework and their right to public participation.