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

Research

Submission to the Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education

Submission to the Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Inquiry into the future of stillbirth research and education in Australia This submission has been developed by the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), the national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s health and wellbeing. MCWH is a Victorian women’s health service established in 1978 …

Reframing research

  The answers we seek are often limited by the questions we ask. No, we’re not talking about spiritual enlightenment. We are talking about the challenges of research when issues of race, gender and culture are involved. For example, research on immigrant and refugee women’s sexual and reproductive health needs is frequently framed either in …

Sexual and Reproductive Health Data Report

This national data report summarises the latest available data across a range of areas that impact on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of immigrant and refugee women. The data in this report has been obtained from a variety of sources ranging from national, population based studies to small community-based studies. As a national report, …

Who cares for our carers?

Nurse, doctor, teacher, lawyer: professions many of us and, no doubt, our parents would have typically cited as the things ‘to be’ as a grown-up.  But aged care worker? For many immigrant and refugee families, caring for the elderly isn’t something you aspire to be let alone be paid for. If you’re from a migrant background …

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. …

Research Project: Contraceptive Technologies and Reproductive Choice Among Immigrant Women

  Last week researchers from Monash University conducted an interview training workshop with a group of MCWH bilingual health educators.  Our bilingual health educators were trained to conduct research interviews for the Contraceptive Technologies and Reproductive Choice Among Immigrant Women Project.  The research will identify how immigrant and refugee women access information and advice about contraceptives; their use of …