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Supporting migrant families, bringing culture to the clinic and then and now with Tamara Kwarteng
June has been marked by grief for many of us. Grief for women like Eurydice Dixon and Qi Yu, murdered by violent men. Grief for the deaths inside institutions of individuals like Fariborz Karami and Ali seeking asylum in Australia. Some of us may be carrying personal grief of our own.
Grief can weigh very heavily but it can also bring us closer. At MCWH we are all trying that little bit harder to be kind to ourselves and thoughtful of others, to be generous with our smiles and our hugs, and to be even firmer in our advocacy for migrant and women’s rights. We send our solidarity and support to the Aboriginal women and allies protecting the Djab Wurrung birthing trees
in regional Victoria.
There have also been many victories and causes for celebration. We celebrated the passing of Australia’s first treaty bill
in Victoria, which lays the groundwork for the government to ratify agreements with Aboriginal people. We also celebrated Refugee Week and took the opportunity to appreciate women’s strength.
Until next time,
The WRAP Team