Call issued to urgently prioritise the voices of migrant women

“The MCWH believes trained peer health educators are required to engage communities with “tailored, accurate and multilingual information and support.”

“This type of support has never been more important,” Dr Murdolo said.

She acknowledged that her state government has engaged multicultural community leaders over the last month, but believes that is not enough.

“We are calling on the Victorian Government to meet with, and listen to, migrant women and their representative organisations, and to recognise their central role in multicultural community leadership.”

“Migrant women’s organisations should be supported to reach out to migrant women who live in the designated ‘hot zones’ and high-density public housing across Victoria with multilingual information, support and services and to play a central role in strengthening the community response to COVID-19.”

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