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WRAP

60 seconds with Maria Hach

MCWH National Training Manager and author of Common Threads If you were a super-heroine, what powers would you like to have? Teleportation because I’m pretty lazy and I really hate traffic – I would use it in my everyday life to get to different points quickly. That’s not very noble of me, is it? If you …

THE WRAP #2

Welcome to our second edition of the WRAP. The Australian Human Rights Commission has published a report following the study tour undertaken by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women earlier this year. It was a great opportunity to be part of the conversation and we’ve still got something to say now! So we’re talking about violence against women, …

Honouring the lives of migrant women

How often do we pay tribute to the immigrant and refugee women who came to Australia in the mass migration of the post-war period? These women – for many of us, our mothers or our grandmothers – have left such a clear imprint on our minds and hearts, and more broadly on Australian cultural and …

The good, the bad and the silent

The fact that Victorian police attended more than 50,000 family violence incidents in 2011 – 2012 is no cause for celebration. But, according to their Annual Report, the dramatic rise of 43.3% in the number of reported family violence related assaults should actually be seen as a positive, because “it indicates greater confidence and willingness …

60 seconds with Elizabeth Mazeyko

59, mother of 2, grandmother of 4 and bilingual health educator If you had a magic wand what would you use it for?   I’d like to empower women and build up their self-esteem, so that they don’t feel like second class citizens just because we’re women or migrants. If you could give one piece …

WRAP #1: Welcome to the first edition

Drum roll please … We’d like to introduce you to our very first WRAP.  If you’ve ever had the feeling there was something missing in the world of commentary but couldn’t quite put your finger on it, then here’s a clue: the WRAP is the first national e-bulletin of, and for, women from immigrant and refugee …