Harmony Alliance Members are drawn from three constituency groups:
The membership model is a key strength of the Harmony Alliance, with each constituency bringing its unique perspectives to provide a holistic approach to our work.
Alliance Members come together once a year for a planning forum to set strategic directions for the Alliance, both short- and long-term.
Members of the Harmony Alliance have the opportunity to contribute to the development of policy advice, system reform input, research, and pilot initiatives on key systemic issues impacting on experiences and outcomes of migrant and refugee women in Australia.
The Alliance maintains regular communication channels to enable members to share information, exchange practice, and collaborate on issues of relevance to migrant and refugee women.
Further, the Alliance continuously develops strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders, industry bodies and sectors to maximise the impact of its activities. The Alliance maintains close coordination and collaboration with the other National Women’s Alliances
Information exchange, networking and participation are other key benefits of becoming a member of the Alliance.
To become a member, eligible organisations and individuals are requested to download, complete and return the application form to the Secretariat.
The Secretariat will confirm receipt of the application via email. The Alliance Council considers applications for Alliance membership at Council meetings held approximately once every quarter. You will be notified of the outcome of your application after the next scheduled Council meeting.
Individual application form
Organisation application form
Members must fall within one of the following categories:
Organisational members representing migrant and refugee women
Organisational members representing migrant and refugee women in Australia are expected to:
- Be incorporated as an organisation, company or association;
- Demonstrate that the principal purpose and activity of the organisation is to representing a migrant and refugee women’s group(s); and
- Demonstrate that the majority of the organisation’s membership and/or governance identity as women from migrant or refugee backgrounds.
Organisational members working for the advancement and inclusion of migrant and refugee women
Organisational members working for the advancement and inclusion of migrant and refugee women* in Australia are expected to:
- Be incorporated as an organisation, company or association; and
- Demonstrate that the principal purpose and activity of the organisation includes supporting the wellbeing of migrant and refugee women and advancing their social, economic and cultural participation.
Individual members are expected to:
- Identify as women* from a migrant or refugee background;
- Be 18 years and over;
- Demonstrate that they, in a personal capacity, are making a substantive contribution for the advancement and inclusion of migrant and refugee women in Australia; and
- Not serve as a representative of an Alliance organisational member.
*Including transwomen and non-binary people.