Welcome to the WRAP number 4.
As many of you would have already gathered from our chats here on the WRAP, we are pretty keen on statistics. When we can find them, that is. But, no matter how compelling or shocking or commendable, statistics can remain lifeless without any accompanying political analyses of their relevance to immigrant and refugee women. They can remain meaningless without the stories and accounts of migrant and refugee women themselves.
In this issue, we highlight two important statistical rankings and subject them to the WRAP treatment. We also spend 60 seconds with the author of our soon to be launched Common Threads Report and Best Practice Guide, Maria Hach. The Common Threads project is inspired by the notion that every woman has a valuable story to tell. Each woman’s migration and subsequent health experience in Australia is an individual and personal one, from which we can draw common issues and themes which occur in the lives of immigrant and refugee women. It’s the perfect combination of the statistical and the anecdotal and we’re extremely excited that Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell, will be launching it in December.
Hope to see you there!
The Wrap Team