8 March 2021 | International Women's Day 2021
My name is Raghad. I come from Iraq.
I left Iraq because of a lot of issues and problems in my country.
I came to Brisbane to build a new future for my family. Australia is a dream for everyone. It's a safe place to live, and fun, but I miss my country. I miss my friends and my family. I have lots of memories of home. But I have made many friends in Brisbane. They are from Australia, from my community and from many other different cultures.
I'm looking forward to getting a job here and settling more. Going back to my career in IT is very important to me.
My family and their happiness is very important in my life. I want to watch my kids be successful in their futures. I want my kid’s dreams to come true.
I am proud of myself. I have learned English, and I have done lots of training and volunteer jobs. I have more confidence now than I had before in my country.
My message for women on International Women's Day is to love yourself, look after yourself and achieve your dreams.