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Migrant women take centre stage

Migrant women take centre stage

Not three years ago, our bilingual educators visited the Langham Hotel to run health education sessions with the many migrant women who work there behind the scenes and are essential to the hotel’s operation. Last week we made sure that migrant women were centre stage, by celebrating in style with a Gala in the Langham’s …

As needed now as 40 years ago

As needed now as 40 years ago

Excerpted from MCWH Board Chair Dr. Tamara Kwarteng’s Gala speech “MCWH started in 1978 as a solution to a serious problem. Migrant women at the time did not have access to information and education about their contraceptive and other reproductive health options. In response, MCWH developed an innovative program that trained up peer educators to …

Then and Now with Michelle Law

Then and Now with Michelle Law

This year we have been featuring women who reflect on the past and the future for themselves and others as migrant women living in Australia. This WRAP we have the privilege to publish part of Michelle Law’s moving key note speech at this year’s Gala event. Migrant women matter, they’ve always mattered, and in the …

Looking at leadership differently

Looking at leadership differently

In the wake of renewed calls for gender quotas in Australian parliament, and awkward questions about whether the Liberal party has a “problem” with women, who among us wasn’t inspired to see 9-year old Harper Nielsen’s unambiguous leadership in raising awareness about Aboriginal sovereignty and protesting the institutionalised racism expressed in Australia’s national anthem. It’s …

Ending the myths about endometriosis

Ending the myths about endometriosis

It’s often said that knowledge is power and when it comes to women’s health, having accurate information about the issues and options is essential for women to make informed decisions. Often, when we hear the words ‘informed choice’, the conversation is about family planning: issues like abortion, contraception and childbirth. Less talked about is another …

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 …

Getting Activ(ist)

As we head into Women’s Health Week for 2018, it’s timely to think about those aspects of women’s lives that could change in order to improve our health and wellbeing. Many of us could do with a little more fresh air and exercise, and perhaps we could cut down on our saturated fats. The benefits …