Hawa is passionate about bringing together young people from multicultural communities to share their own stories. Her chief objective as a Youth Member on the Multicultural NSW Advisory Board is to make sure that youth voices are part of the decision-making process. Hawa consults with young people to gain a better understanding of the issues on which they would like to focus.
Hawa works in the legal field and has held paralegal positions in law firms such as Minter Ellison and Herbert Smith Freehills. In 2023 she started as a graduate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.
She is a co-author of the 2021 ‘Children’s voices in a changing world’ report for UNICEF Australia. As one of UNICEF’s Young Ambassadors, Hawa listened to concerns from children and young people across Australia about areas such as education, mental health, climate change and discrimination.
Hawa presented the report to the NSW Parliament in June 2021.
Also, Hawa is a non-executive Director and Board Member on the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).
Hawa enjoys watching cricket with family, holidaying and travelling, as well as reading and cooking.