MCWH is committed to building and sharing evidence to support immigrant and refugee women’s health and well-being. Many issues impact on the health and wellbeing of migrant and refugee women including gender, class, ethnicity, discrimination, geography, family situation, employment, visa status, identity and language.
There is not a lot of research currently available about the health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee women living in Australia or the best health care models and strategies to improve their health outcomes. However, unfortunately claims about cultural differences in practices and attitudes to health and wellbeing are often made without evidence to support them.
Read our Research Statement for more information about our approach to research and key challenges that can arise for researchers in this field.
Read on to access the MCWH sexual and reproductive health data report and other MCWH research publications or search our multilingual library catalogue for key research articles on a specific women’s health topic.