International Students

Council of International Students Australia

Toolsika Rawoah is the National Women’s Officer of the Council of International Students Australia (CISA). She is a student leader from Mauritius who has showcased her passion for Women’s Right by advocating for Gender equality on local, national and international platforms.

Toolsika Rawoah

Toolsika is the core convenor of the first-ever Virtual Sexual Health Conference in Victoria. Toolsika was featured by the Sex Rights African Network for voicing out on the importance of understanding reproductive health.  As a Student Mentor, a Student Ambassador, and an International Host, Toolsika regularly gives international students academic support and advice to make their transition to Australia easier. Being a ‘Best Delegate’ in both the Zonal and National Model United Nations, Toolsika is committed to contributing to her community by using her knowledge and experiences as a Human Rights activist in making a positive difference.

Toolsika strongly stands by the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 as an active bystander against gender-based discrimination.

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Belle Lim is the National President at the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) in 2020/21 after serving as the National Women’s Officer for two years in the organisation. She represents international students studying in the tertiary sector in conferences, policy discussions, expert advisory groups and in the media. Along with her skilled and passionate teammates, Belle is committed to listening to international students and advocating for the welfare and interest of students.

Belle Lim

With a vision to advance gender equity, Belle has also founded Future Female, the first conference focussing on international women in Victoria, an initiative supported by Study Melbourne.

Belle has obtained her degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and honours as the recipient of Faculty Gold Medal and International Merit Scholarship at Monash University in 2017. She is currently completing a research PhD degree in breast cancer genetics. Belle received the prestigious Victorian Premier Award as International Student of the Year in 2019. In November of that year, she represented Malaysia in the UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris.

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