woman smiling on cover of magazine

WCHM was excited to hear that our Board Chair, Farzana Choudhury, was named ACT Young Lawyer of the Year, and also featured on the cover of Canberra City News magazine and in Canberra Weekly magazine. The Law Society, which made the award, commended her for using the law to improve the lives of members of people in our community facing significant disadvantage. Farzana is a Senior Solicitor in Street Law, a program of Canberra Community Law that provides outreach legal services for people who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness.

In our work with women in the AMC, Farzana has also been delivering the Women in Prison Legal Empowerment Sessions, a series of legal education seminars and advice clinics with the goal of supporting and empowering women in prison.

Congratulations from all of us, Farzana!