Afghan Community Profile

At 652,230 square kilometers (251,830 sq mi), Afghanistan is the world’s 41st largest country, slightly bigger than France and smaller than Burma, about the size of Texas in the United States. It borders Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the Far East. The old silk route crossed this land once known as Ariana.

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Regional Strategic Partnership Program

The Goulburn Regional Partnership is one of nine Partnerships across the state, established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.

Shepparton, the largest city in the region, is the primary location for health, cultural and higher education services. It, along with other towns including Yarrawonga, Euroa and Seymour, is culturally diverse and has a strong Indigenous population.

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Safer and Stronger Communities Pilot

This Pilot aims to build an evidence base for future investment and aligns with the Victorian Government’s Prevention Strategy which commits to developing new approaches for migrant and refugee communities so that we can better understand what works to prevent violence in culturally diverse communities.

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Social Cohesion

Pillars of Social Cohesion
Social cohesion is a term used to understand how to go about building community strengthening and community empowerment. We could ask, “What the foundations for mutual respect are in our society? Where do we find a common sense of belonging? How do we build confidence in our whole community? These – and other issues – are found in the building blocks of social cohesion.

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Women’s Employment Workshop

Thinking of starting your business? Wondering how to turn an idea into a business? Join our FREE business start-up and employment workshop for women from culturally diverse backgrounds. The workshop runs from 10am – 2.30pm on 21 March 2019 at the Shepparton Business Centre, delivered by NetGain and sponsored by Ethnic Council and the City of Greater Shepparton.

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