Left Behind: Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experiences of COVID-19 Report

Through the WOMHEn project funded by Jobs Victoria, and in partnership with Gender Equity Victoria and ten Victorian Women’s Health Services, multilingual health educators undertook over 70 interviews with migrant and refugee women to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. The experiences shared in these interviews follow a key theme: migrant and refugee women felt left behind in pandemic response and support. With increased financial insecurity, care responsibilities and emotional strain, the pandemic had a profound impact on the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of migrant and refugee women.

In their own words, this report tells the story of a community who felt forgotten and were ultimately reliant on each other for support and information.

Download a PDF copy of the Left Behind Report