The WRAP: International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021!

This year’s theme, ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’, couldn’t be more fitting for migrant women who are fighting for a fairer future. We acknowledge the strength and leadership of migrant women who have advocated during this pandemic for safety, equality and justice in the workplace and home.

We also acknowledge the contributions of our staff and bilingual health educators who have lead the way in responding to the needs of migrant and refugee women during COVID-19. In the past year, we delivered hundreds of education sessions over Zoom and the radio, provided COVID-19 information and tailored support to communities in public housing, promoted workplace equality, advocated on migrant women’s mental health, and ran prevention of violence against women activities.

We’re continuing to advocate for the equitable recovery from COVID-19 for all Victorians. Join us in our call for equity and wellbeing for migrant women here.

In this special WRAP edition we honour the work of the migrant women who have kept many of us safe, healthy, protected, clean and fed during COVID-19. The pandemic has been tough on our communities, but migrant women’s resilience and leadership has shined brightly even during the darkest of times.

For our 60 Seconds, we spend time with Katrina Lolicato, a woman of many hats and recipient of a 2020 Multicultural Award, on multiculturalism, feminism and her work in supporting women on temporary visas.

We hope you feel inspired by this read. Feel free to share your thoughts with us on our socials!

Until next time,
The WRAP Team

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