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

Medina Idriess

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FARREP Worker and Bilingual Health Educator (Arabic, Tigre, Tigrigna)

Medina Idriess

Medina was a teacher in her homeland, Eritrea, and has always aimed to empower women to make informed decisions about their health. She has a Graduate Diploma in Social Science and has delivered bilingual health education at MCWH since 1999. Medina is the Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) worker at MCWH and the Royal Women’s Hospital. In this role, she provides health education and information to support women who have experienced FGM/C, and assists health practitioners and communities to learn about the harmful impacts of FGM/C on women and girls.