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Media Release: Funding boost for migrant aged care workers to lead primary prevention of violence against women initiatives in the workplace

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) and Mercy Health have received funding from the Victorian Government to extend the Equality@Work project, the first gender equality and primary prevention of violence program in Australian workplaces to specifically address the needs of migrant women aged care workers. Over the past 11 months, MCWH has partnered with …

Media Release: Multicultural women’s health organisation and aged care provider partnering for the primary prevention of family violence

We are proud to be launching our new project in partnership with Southern Cross Care (Vic)! Equality@Work is the first workplace prevention program in Australia to address gender inequality and other intersecting forms of inequality which make immigrant and refugee women particularly vulnerable to family violence and other forms of violence against women. The project …

WHAV looks forward to a Victoria free from family violence

MEDIA RELEASE 3/05/2017 WHAV looks forward to a Victoria free from family violence Victoria’s peak body for women’s health, safety and wellbeing congratulates the Victorian government on standing strong on their commitment to all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Women’s Health Association of Victoria (WHAV) believes the unprecedented investment of $1.9B …

Media Release: Reflecting Victoria’s diverse population: what the Royal Commission into Family Violence Recommendations need to ensure

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) commends the work of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is pleased to hear there will be increased capacity for organisations to prevent and respond to family violence. Violence occurs across all communities and cultures, but it’s important to remember that family violence can also manifest differently …

New international evidence on violence in immigrant and refugee communities

A review of international evidence published today has confirmed that migration helps make immigrant and refugee women more vulnerable to men’s violence against women. Violence occurs in all communities and cultures across Australia, but immigrant and refugee women face structural disadvantages that exacerbate and intensify their experiences and makes it harder for them to act. …

MCWH in Melbourne Law School, Human Rights Law video

Human rights is something we place great emphasis on at MCWH and we were thrilled to meet Professor Dianne Otto, who is the Co-Director of Human Rights Law at Melbourne University Law School. Dianne visited us to see the work we do on a community level and even sat in on some of our BHE training! …

MCWH on ABC News’ Talk About It

MCWH’s Executive Director Adele Murdolo and NETFA Project Officer Zubaidah featured on ABC’s segment Talk About It, on the practice and prevalence of FGM/C in Australia and our role in developing resources through our NETFA project. You can watch the clip here

Hear Our Voices Women’s Gathering 2015: ‘Stepping Out’

Our Senior Research and Policy Adviser Regina Quiazon was a guest speaker at the Hear Our Voices Gathering 2015. She spoke to over 100 migrant and refugee women at the annual event that encourages women to share stories, ideas and challenges faced with settling in Australia. Senator Lisa Singh spoke highly of the event in …

Media Release: Sharing Our Strengths National Symposium on Best Practice Approaches to the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

There is no single approach to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), but there are many approaches that do work best to end the practice.  This is the message at the core of the ‘Sharing Our Strengths’ symposium being held today. Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) and Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights have …