Multicultural Centre for Women's Health: A national voice for migrant & refugee women's wellbeing in Australia

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How to change the culture of sexual harrassment

How to change the culture of sexual harrassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission found that an astonishing 85% of Australian women have experienced sexual harassment in their workplace at some point in their lives. So far from being a horrible but random occurrence, sexual harassment in Australian workplaces seems to be systemically and …

60 seconds with Hoa Pham

60 seconds with Hoa Pham

Award-winning writer, playwright, Peril founder and newest MCWH project officer! What are you enjoying doing at the moment? Stopping and smelling the flowers. What is the best thing that happened to you today? Hugging my children. If you were a super-heroine, what powers would you …

EQUAL Network Meeting

This year marks the sixth incarnation of the UN’s initiative – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, with the theme for 2018 being #HearMeToo. The focus is on engaging local, national, regional and global women’s movements in an inclusive and diverse manner to represent …

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, …

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 …

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 …

MCWH 40th Anniversary Gala

MCWH 40th Anniversary Gala

We did it! Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health has turned 40 and we are feeling stronger and healthier than ever! After many months of planning and counting down the days, last Thursday MCWH celebrated 40 years of history at our Migrant Women Matter Gala at …