Policy papers

We advocate for migrant women’s rights and access to health and well-being with submissions, position papers and research findings.

Joint Statement by the 2021 National Women’s Safety Summit delegates representing the rights and interests of migrant and refugee women

In anticipation of the National Women’s Safety Summit on the 6 and 7 September,  Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health met with nine of our sister organisations attending the conference to prepare a Joint Statement representing the rights and interests of migrant and refugee women.

Submission to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

This submission has been developed by the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH). Introduction The Multicultural Centre for Womens’ Health (MCWH) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to comment on the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as…

Submission to the Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education

Submission to the Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Inquiry into the future of stillbirth research and education in Australia This submission has been developed by the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), the national voice for immigrant and…

Submission to the Victorian Family and Community Development Committee Public Inquiry into Perinatal Services

This submission has been developed by the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), the national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s health and wellbeing. The term ‘immigrant and refugee’ refers to people who have migrated from overseas, and their children.…

Gender and elder abuse: what’s the connection? Joint submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on Elder Abuse

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and the University of Melbourne provided the following submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry on Elder Abuse. The submission draws on recent research showing that elder abuse is gendered and  immigrant and…

Position Paper on International Student Access to Pregnancy-Related Care

Through the On Your Own research project we undertook in 2011 with international students in Melbourne, we found that the minimum requirements of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Deed pose significant obstacles to female international students who fall pregnant…