A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s wellbeing in Australia
Looking at leadership differently

Looking at leadership differently

In the wake of renewed calls for gender quotas in Australian parliament, and awkward questions about whether the Liberal party has a “problem” with women, who among us wasn’t inspired to see 9-year old Harper Nielsen’s unambiguous leadership in raising awareness about Aboriginal sovereignty and protesting the institutionalised racism expressed in Australia’s national anthem. It’s …

Ending the myths about endometriosis

Ending the myths about endometriosis

It’s often said that knowledge is power and when it comes to women’s health, having accurate information about the issues and options is essential for women to make informed decisions. Often, when we hear the words ‘informed choice’, the conversation is about family planning: issues like abortion, contraception and childbirth. Less talked about is another …

Getting Activ(ist)

As we head into Women’s Health Week for 2018, it’s timely to think about those aspects of women’s lives that could change in order to improve our health and wellbeing. Many of us could do with a little more fresh air and exercise, and perhaps we could cut down on our saturated fats. The benefits …

Prevention is better than cure

Anyone who works in the area of prevention knows how hard it is to prove the link between that small change we could make today and the gigantic impact that change could make in a month, a year, a decade or even a lifetime. Emergency procedures seem tedious until there’s a real emergency. Wearing sunscreen …

Then and Now with Rosa Vasseghi

Then and Now with Rosa Vasseghi

Activist, creative and peacemaker. What were you doing in 1978? I was working in a big company in the South of Iran. The Islamic revolution in Iran began in 1979. When the new government took power they didn’t let me continue my work or my studies. I was asked by the people who had taken …

Migrant Women Matter: Our 40th Anniversary Gala

Migrant Women Matter: Our 40th Anniversary Gala

MCWH is proud to invite you to our 40th Anniversary party: Celebrating 40 years: Migrant Women Matter! Prepare to raise the roof as we look back on 40 years of raising the profile of migrant and refugee women’s health, and look forward to building a stronger and healthier future for everyone. Our gala event will ...

WRAP # 67: Building a healthy future for migrant women, bilingual health education bears fruit and Then and Now with Bic Gresty

At the halfway point of our 40th year, the MCWH events and celebrations calendar is really warming up, which is much needed this time of year! We’ve been taking every opportunity to share health messages with women, build on our current projects and advocate for our communities’ health and all the while we’ve been planning …