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FGM: Focusing on Girls’ Minds

There is power in words. Because words make meaning and can have concrete, practical effects on people’s lives: they can liberate or denigrate. There’s a reason why it’s more appropriate, for example, to refer to women who have endured violence as ‘survivors’ rather than ‘victims’. …

Why do we need a diverse violence prevention workforce?

It’s a well-known statistic by now: nearly half (46.8%) of the Victorian population and almost a quarter of Victorians speak a language other than English (ABS 2011). The reality today is that cultural diversity is closer to mainstream than marginal. Logically, you would expect that our institutions, …

60 seconds with Yue Gao

GAP Project Officer and aspiring pole-dancer What are you enjoying doing at the moment? Exploring the city with my parents who are visiting from China and enjoying being with them. If you were a super-heroine, what powers would you like to have? It’s pretty personal. I …

NETFA Forum 2016

This month we had the good fortune of spending a day surrounded by a group of amazing women who know a great deal about women’s rights, health and female circumcision. On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, MCWH’s NETFA Forum brought together …

AMES Student Retreat 2015

This is a second year in a row that MCWH multilingual health education program was part of the annual AMES female students’ retreat in Mt Eliza YMCA campsite. Over 100 women – English language students from all over Victoria- gathered at this serene location to stay …