A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s wellbeing in Australia

Projects & Publications

Intersectionality Matters: A new resource for preventing violence against women

MCWH is thrilled to launch the Intersectionality Matters: Guide to engaging immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women. An earlier version of this resource was developed for Women’s Health Services in Victoria. Based on positive feedback, the guide has been broadened to address a wider audience. The Intersectionality Matters Guide aims to help …

MCWH Annual Report 2017

We are proud to present our annual report for the 2016-17 year. MCWH has worked with so many wonderful organisations to achieve great things for immigrant and refugee women’s health in Australia. We’d love to share our thanks and invite you to take a look at what makes multicultural women’s health so important. Read the …

Free cross-cultural ‘carers’ training for health and allied professionals in the City of Monash

Want to improve your support of carers from a CALD background? Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) is offering it’s Beyond Cultural Competency course to professionals in the City of Monash who want to improve their support of carers from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. The two-day workshop will: help identify potential ‘hidden’ carers in your …

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 …

Annual Report 2015-2016

We are pleased to announce the release of our annual report for 2015-2016! It’s always pleasant to look back on the year past and we are always pleasantly surprised to see all we have achieved and what all the hard work looks like in one place. You can read the annual report here. 

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. …

Our Voices, Changing Cultures Project published in Australian Mosiac magazine

Monique Hameed is the Project Officer for the Our Voices, Changing Cultures Project currently being run at the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health. This fantastic project works with young same-sex attracted women from culturally diverse immigrant and refugee backgrounds running theatre workshops around themes including mental health and wellbeing. Monique has written a fantastic article on …