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60 Seconds With: Mojo Juju

60 Seconds With: Mojo Juju

The headliner for our 40th Anniversary Gala has a lot to say, and aims to listen ‘Native Tongue’ was a big hit for you earlier this year, can you tell us about the inspiration behind the song? In a very personal sense, this song is about longing for connection to culture and the desire to …

WRAP # 67: Building a healthy future for migrant women, bilingual health education bears fruit and Then and Now with Bic Gresty

At the halfway point of our 40th year, the MCWH events and celebrations calendar is really warming up, which is much needed this time of year! We’ve been taking every opportunity to share health messages with women, build on our current projects and advocate for our communities’ health and all the while we’ve been planning …

Then and Now: Bic Gresty

One of the busiest and best women we know What were you doing in 1978? I worked as a qualified physiotherapist at the Children hospital in Saigon City Vietnam. What’s something that you are really proud of? Being a refugee. What’s your best memory? My New Year eve of my childhood. What’s something you couldn’t …

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 …

Enjoying the fruits of bilingual health education in the workplace

Enjoying the fruits of bilingual health education in the workplace

Costa is one of Australia’s oldest fruit and vegetable companies, with their history stretching back to the early 19th century, when Sicilian migrant and winemaker, Francesco Costa, arrived in Australia for work. Subsequent family migration resulted in the establishment of retail and wholesale fruit stores throughout the 20th century, ultimately leading to the Costa we …

Hidden barriers to happy families

Hidden barriers to happy families

Image of Bernadette Romulo and her son from her current petition to stay in Australia.   Migrants and refugees are often associated with families: large, cohesive, argumentative, meddling families, with children at the centre of the action. And yet, migrants and refugees often face a huge struggle to have united, healthy, happy families. Restrictive immigration …

The gifts that love won for 2018

The gifts that love won for 2018

Here at MCWH we’re not usually excited by celebrity weddings. It’s often difficult to connect with “who is marrying who” in the faraway worlds of movie stars or royals. But hearing about the first same sex marriages taking place in Australia, at MCWH we can’t help but be excited. These joyous occasions have been so …

Self-care during the silly season

It’s that time of year when we wish many of our friends, family and colleagues a safe and happy summer break. Often the safety risks we have in mind are about taking care travelling or not running around the swimming pool. But the silly season can also throw other sorts of health risks our way. …

60 seconds with Hope Mathumbu

New motorist, twitter enthusiast and MCWH Project Officer What are you enjoying doing at the moment? I am enjoying a series of free exercise classes being offered by the Maribyrnong City Council’s Spring into Summer series. I decided to challenge myself this year and signed up for high intensity classes. It’s been a great experience. …