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

Prevention is better than cure

Anyone who works in the area of prevention knows how hard it is to prove the link between that small change we could make today and the gigantic impact that change could make in a month, a year, a decade or even a lifetime. Emergency procedures seem tedious until there’s a real emergency. Wearing sunscreen …

Then and Now with Rosa Vasseghi

Then and Now with Rosa Vasseghi

Activist, creative and peacemaker. What were you doing in 1978? I was working in a big company in the South of Iran. The Islamic revolution in Iran began in 1979. When the new government took power they didn’t let me continue my work or my studies. I was asked by the people who had taken …

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 …