Chiaka Moneke

Supporter and advocate for victims of domestic violence

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Chiaka Moneke is helping rebuild the lives of domestic violence victims and empowering them to live with confidence and purpose. She works to destigmatise divorce in the African-Australian community, supporting women to make the decision to leave violent relationships, providing shelter in her own home, and linking them with appropriate support services.

In 2017, Chiaka organised a forum to educate Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families around issues of domestic violence. Following a recent surge in domestic violence due to the pandemic, Chiaka has assisted women to be aware of available support and connected them to support services.

A passionate advocate for empowering women through education, Chiaka sponsors and mentors 12 women and girls at various academic levels – funding their tuition fees and basic needs. She is a champion for Nigerian culture, and has been the African Village coordinator for the National Multicultural Festival and Secretary for the Igbo Association and Nigerian Association for over six years.