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WRAP #71: Hear Me Too, sexual harrassment and 60 seconds with Hoa Pham

WRAP #71: Hear Me Too, sexual harrassment and 60 seconds with Hoa Pham

If you haven’t noticed, the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence has begun! It’s a global campaign, it’s positive, it’s powerful and it is ORANGE! So orange in fact that Respect Victoria, our new statutory body to prevent violence against women, has given us all the green light to thrown down the ‘orange card’ …

#HearMeToo: celebrating migrant women’s work to prevent violence

#HearMeToo: celebrating migrant women’s work to prevent violence

This year marks the sixth incarnation of the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, and the theme for 2018 is #HearMeToo. The focus of the campaign is to bring to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, and who …

How to change the culture of sexual harrassment

How to change the culture of sexual harrassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission found that an astonishing 85% of Australian women have experienced sexual harassment in their workplace at some point in their lives. So far from being a horrible but random occurrence, sexual harassment in Australian workplaces seems to be systemically and culturally embedded. As Australian as throwing a shrimp on the …

60 seconds with Hoa Pham

60 seconds with Hoa Pham

Award-winning writer, playwright, Peril founder and newest MCWH project officer! What are you enjoying doing at the moment? Stopping and smelling the flowers. What is the best thing that happened to you today? Hugging my children. If you were a super-heroine, what powers would you like to have? The ability to fly. What talent would …

EQUAL Network Meeting

This year marks the sixth incarnation of the UN’s initiative – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, with the theme for 2018 being #HearMeToo. The focus is on engaging local, national, regional and global women’s movements in an inclusive and diverse manner to represent all women. It is fitting then, that MCWH had its …

Job Opportunity: Bilingual Health Educator (Mandarin and Cantonese speaking)

您会说中文吗? 您想与其他说中文的女性探讨健康相关的话题吗? 您想与其他在澳的华人女性一起深入了解澳洲的卫生系统吗? 现在就与我们联系,成为我们的中英双语健康教育者吧! An exciting opportunity has opened for a Bilingual Health Educator to join the MCWH Bilingual Health Education team. This role is suitable for a Chinese-speaking woman with flexibility to work casual hours who is passionate about sharing women’s health information and supporting other Chinese-speaking women to learn more about health and …

Migrant women take centre stage

Migrant women take centre stage

Not three years ago, our bilingual educators visited the Langham Hotel to run health education sessions with the many migrant women who work there behind the scenes and are essential to the hotel’s operation. Last week we made sure that migrant women were centre stage, by celebrating in style with a Gala in the Langham’s …