Social Inclusion


The Australian Government is strongly committed to being at the forefront of efforts to empower women, promote gender equality and instil rights of people with disability. Social inclusion continues to be advanced across all efforts in the aid program, in foreign policy efforts and in economic diplomacy. Reflecting this commitment, Australia Awards Scholarship supports equal opportunity and access to women and people with disability. Women, people living with disability and people living in rural areas are strongly encouraged to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship and for other Australia Awards and Global Alumni activities in Indonesia. Each year Australia Awards reviews its support programs for people from disadvantaged groups to ensure the support is targeted, successful and sustainable.



“This is my calling and the skills I learned in Wollongong are what I need to further explore medicinal plants. I want to preserve traditional knowledge and try to raise awareness among the younger generation.” Tisha Rumbewas, Director of SAGU, a local NGO which is committed to assisting the Government of Papua in developing human resources in Papua. Tisha has a Master of Science from Wollongong University.

“It is no secret that education in Australia is competitive globally, so I am honoured to get this scholarship. There is no doubt that I will benefit greatly studying in Australia.” Dwi Martini, Lecturer at Mataram University in West Nusa Tenggara. Dwi is a PhD candidate in Philosophy (Law) at the University of Technology Sydney