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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 ...

Building a healthy future for migrant women in Victoria forum

    Making links between research, practice and policy is always satisfying. That’s exactly what we achieved at the MCWH ‘Building a healthy future for migrant women in Victoria’ forum yesterday. Facilitated by award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Santilla Chingaipe, the forum brought together key members of government, health organisations and community leaders to discuss how …

Building a healthy future for migrant women in Victoria Forum

Building a healthy future for migrant women in Victoria Forum

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health invites you to join us to discuss how Victoria plans to address key health issues for migrant and refugee women over next four years. Award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Santilla Chingaipe, will facilitate a robust panel discussion, featuring: Mary Wooldridge Victorian Shadow Minister for Health. Huong Truong Member of the Legislative …

MCWH Inaugural Networking Night

We held our inaugural Multicultural Women’s Network meetup on 25th May.  It was great opportunity to meet with other women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds who are engaged with, or working in the multicultural women’s space.  The afternoon allowed us to socialise, share research, knowledge, and information about each other’s work across different areas.  Another …

World Congress on Public Health- Field Visit to MCWH (7th April 2017)

On the 3-7th April, the 15th World Congress on Public Health was held in Melbourne. During this time, The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) hosted a field visit where we were fortunate enough to welcome and meet like-minded, passionate people from all over the world, including fellow Australians who are leaders in their field …

Honouring Immigrant Women on IWD

There are many things that separate Anna Moo and Hana Assafiri. They hail from different places around the world, and they come from different generations in life. And yet their lives have converged in the most special of ways, something that those of us in attendance at the 2017 Victorian Honour Roll of Women induction …

NETFA Forum 2017

The National Education Toolkit for FGM/C Awareness (NETFA) Project is in its third and final year and to celebrate, MCWH will be hosting a National Forum on FGM/C on 24th March 2017 at the Woodward Conference Centre in Melbourne. It will feature international guest speaker Ms Amina Warsame from Network Against FGM/C in Somaliland and …

AMES Annual Women’s Camp 2016

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health’s Education Program was yet again facilitated in Mount Eliza, at the annual AMES Women’s Camp with 90 migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker women, who came to settle in Victoria from around the globe. Most of them came from countries experiencing difficulty due to war and prosecution and an important aspect …

Forum summary report: What does the Royal Commission into Family Violence mean for Multicultural Communities?

MCWH hosted a forum on May 10th, 2016 titled: ‘What does the Royal Commission into Family Violence mean for Multicultural Communities?’  The forum aimed to facilitate discussion about the RCFV’s findings and recommendations specifically as they relate to CALD women Please find the summary report from the forum which gives an overview of key points of discussion.

NETFA Forum 2016

This month we had the good fortune of spending a day surrounded by a group of amazing women who know a great deal about women’s rights, health and female circumcision. On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, MCWH’s NETFA Forum brought together people from across Australia to consider some key questions and …